Veteran midfielder, Gal Alberman discussed the Yellow & Blue’s return leg for a trip to the third round of Europa League qualifying as they take on Kairat Almaty from Kazakhstan tomorrow at the Netanya Stadium, 20:00. Number 6 spoke about Haris Medunjanin, the short break, the challenges encountered in Kazakhstan and what he expects from their opponent:

“There’s no question that they are a difficult opponent. They will come to play an away match and will try to counter attack. It’s won’t be an easy task.”

About Eran Zahavi:

“Eran Zahavi is a great player from Israel and formerly of Maccabi. He represents us all well, helped the Club, but we have moved on and will continue on our way. I only wish him the best.”

Adjusting to change:

“Every change has an effect but we are all used to it as there are always changes going on. However, the Club is above all else and we hope that we can reach all of our goals this coming season.”
The first leg in Almaty:

“This was our first match that we were really tested physically, more than any other matches we had played. It took us some time to get into the game and we will have to get into the match from the first minute as it may be a difficult contest ahead.”

Short break between seasons:

“As a player I can say that the break was very short and that didn’t give us time to recuperate from the season but on the other hand we stayed in shape and we have gotten into the swing of things much quicker.”

On Haris Medunjanin:

“He has really been a dominant player and has been part of the action since January. He came to us after a period where he didn’t play much and he has done exceptionally well. We all know what he can add and how he can raise our overall level of play.”