Maccabi Tel Aviv passed their first Championship Playoff test as they defeated Bnei Sakhnin thanks to 3 second half goals giving the Yellow & Blue 9 straight win in all matches across all competitions. The Captain, Sheran Yeini helped his side to another clean sheet and spoke to the Official Website:

“The Playoffs got off to a very good start and it was important for us to win the way we did. I think that we sent out a very good message. We had a tough first half but in the second half we decided that we had to press and press until we could break open the match and force the win. It shows the strength of our Club and I’m very happy about that.”

About the fan support:
“We always feel the fans behind us and their support is fantastic. It’s very important that this continues and that they keep filling up the stadium. When you feel that the away matches are like home ones, those are the little things that are so important when we’re in the race for the Championship. Every little thing helps us get a bit closer to winning a title. There are times that we really need the crowd cheering us on.”

On the Zahavi ceremony:
“It was great to give Eran the bouquet of flowers. It’s too bad he’s not with us but I hope that one day he will return. I’m sure he misses us but I’m also certain that he enjoyed today’s game that had plenty of goals and a terrific atmosphere. When I was playing in Holland it always was good to see the team playing well.”