The Yellow & Blue hold a 1:0 first leg lead as they face Maccabi Petah Tikva in the second leg tomorrow evening at the Netanya Stadium, 21:00 with one goal in mind; to advance to the Israel State Cup Semi-Finals. Maccabi Tel Aviv will enter match number two of the quarterfinals in good shape after a league win over Bnei Yehuda this past Saturday night. Midfielder Eliel Peretz who saw minutes in that contest, spoke to the Official Website: “We are coming into the match with confidence, but it really doesn’t say too much as we’ve only played half of this round and we have another full match to go. We have one mission ahead of us.”

About the opponent:
“We haven’t done anything special in preparing for this contest and we are getting ready exactly how we always do. We will be prepared for the type of game they like to play and their style. We will play our football and we want to continue the good run that we’ve had recently.”

Peretz continued on about Petah Tikva:
“This is a very tough club and it hasn’t been easy for us against them this season. They have been having a very good campaign so far and tomorrow won’t be a walk in the park. In my opinion anything can happen. If they score just one goal then they’ve drawn even with us. Of course, we are coming into the contest to win the match. We have to continue our positive momentum.”

New coach Lito Vidigal:
“There’s no question as every day goes by, we are understanding better and better the coach’s demands as well as his expectations. We are trying to implement what he wants as quickly as possible on the pitch.”