Peter Bosz, the Yellow & Blue Dutch Coach spoke to the assembled media prior to his side’s Matchday 36 Championship Playoff clash against Maccabi Haifa at Bloomfield Stadium on Saturday night, 21:00. Should Maccabi win coupled with a Hapoel Beer Sheva loss or draw against Bnei Sakhnin at Turner Stadium then the League title would return to Kiryat Shalom for a fourth year in a row. Bosz looked back at the past couple of months, the play of the team and how it feels going into the last match of the season with the possibility of taking the title:

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“Of course it effects us that this is the last match of the year, it’s an important game and it’s the last game of the season. I get my players focussed on our game only and we will see what Beer Sheva does only after our match ends.”

Sakhnin wanting to play to win against Beer Sheva:

“I don’t know. I can only think as a sportsman and I was a player for a long time. You always want to win and Sakhnin will be in a sold out stadium with a chance to show what they can do. As a sportsman, I wouldn’t want them celebrating against me. I can only work with our players and then focus on our game.”

The opportunity to win titles:

“I think in ones football career it’s all about winning. There are players like Barak (Itzhaki) who have been in the club longer than me and I know that the big players keep hungry and they want to win more and more prizes. We have big players. We have to win the game against Maccabi Haifa Saturday but the championship is not in our hands. The second game is in our hands and we have to show everyone that we have the right mentality to win the Cup.”

Winning last match coupled with Beer Sheva losing:

“Last week was something special. I wasn’t happy with the first half but we scored some goals in the second half and when we heard that Haifa scored against Beer Sheva it was fantastic. We weren’t counting on them losing, but it now gives us a chance. Their players have been in a hotel for 3 days now.”

About the preparations for the match:

“The preparations are the same as in any other game and we have our usual training sessions beforehand.”

Mistakes over the last month:

“Our biggest mistake was that we didn’t win and didn’t score. We had chances in all of the games but we couldn’t score especially against Beer Sheva. Football at the end of the day is about scoring goals, that was our biggest mistake.”