Maccabi Tel Aviv recently acquired Egor Filipenko from Spanish outfit Malaga and he just joined practice sessions under new Head Coach Shota Arveladze. Here’s the Belarusian in a quick 1 minute interview where you can get a taste of who the Yellow & Blue’s new defender is:

My name is Egor Filipenko and I’m a 28 year old central defender from Belarus. I arrived at Maccabi from Malaga of La Liga and I know that the Club had won 3 championships in a row and had some terrific accomplishments including playing in the Champions League last season. I’m really happy to be here and I waited a long time for this, so I’m really satisfied.

I want to thank the fans and I want them to know that I’m really happy to be part of the Maccabi family. I’ll try to prove to all of you that I’m here to be a very solid addition to the team.

YALLA Maccabi!