Gal Alberman, Maccabi Tel Aviv’s defensive midfielder summed up his side’s 1:0 victory against Hapoel Haifa and also looked ahead to the Championship Playoffs that begin next week. Number 6 discussed changes in the midfield, paying one game at a time and heading into the Playoffs:

“We had good results over the last while and we were able to reach our goal for the Regular Season which was to cut the gap as much as possible with Beer Sheva before the Playoffs. If you look at today’s match you’ll see that we had some better games and some that were not as good, but this wasn’t one of the better games and that’s the bottom line. We wanted to end evening with 56 points and that’s what we did. It wasn’t the best way to do it, but it was a good result at the end of they day.”

One match at a time:

“The Playoffs will be a much more complex challenge and over the past few seasons we didn’t play with the same ability that we may have shown during the regular season. We didn’t collect as many points as we would have liked to. We have a very small margin for error if we want to reach our goals and we will look at each match one at a time. We have to keep up the positive momentum into the playoffs as we had in the regular season.”

Changes in the midfield:

“All season long, as soon as things don’t go as well, everyone is looking at the dynamics as to why. The midfield is fine, but you don’t know what will be over the next few games. Up to now we have been playing well in the midfield even with changes in the squad due to Nosa Igiebor and Haris Medunjanin’s departures and others needed to take their places. Let’s see what the dynamics will be over the next number of games and of course work I’ll work as hard as I can to help the club.”