Egor Filipenka, the Yellow & Blue central defender spoke to the assembled media following his side’s penalty shootout State Cup Round of 16 victory and discussed his recent chance to play plus the match itself:

“It was a difficult game, but most importantly we won and we can forget about the match that was and think about the next game.”

Getting the chance to play:

“I feel very good here and I’ve now played a lot of games and I can’t wait to play more. I didn’t feel good when I didn’t play once I first came to Israel, but that’s the footballer’s life. Now I’ve gotten a chance and I’ve played every game plus we’ve been winning so that’s good.”

The match against Maccabi Haifa on Monday:

“Every game is very important and we have to win every game.”