Just a day after the first win in the Championship Playoff Round, Maccabi Tel Aviv moved to within just one point of Hapoel Beer Sheva, prior to the sides kicking off next week in the first of two playoff matches between the teams.

Following the last night’s match, Carlos Garcia discussed the upcoming tilt between the clubs and the 90 minutes he experienced against a determined Bnei Sakhnin side:

“It wasn’t an easy match and we had already seen last week against Beer Sheva how dangerous they were on the counterattack. At the end of the day this is the Championship Playoffs and we opened them up with a win.”

On the style of play in yesterday’s match:אלברמן גרסיה איגיבור

“I have to say that this style of play is only used here in Israel. It’s very difficult when the opposing team has every player defending, but we’re used to it. As defenders ourselves, it’s very important to concentrate 100% for the whole match otherwise the counterattacks could be devastating.”

About next week’s match:

“It’s an important game, but the Beer Sheva match won’t decide the championship.”