Vladimir Ivic, the Yellow & Blue Head Coach addressed the assembled media ahead of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Sunday night season opener against Maccabi Haifa at 21:00 at the Netanya Stadium:

“We know that they are one of the biggest teams in Israel and we will begin the third competition. We know about Haifa and we prepared for them. We must be ready and we will play the best squad and we also know what type of game to expect.”

The first loss of the season at Sarpsborg:
“This is a part of football and no one likes to lose the game and it’s the forts on ewe lost this year. We aren’t satisfied with the result but this is life. It’s behind is now and we have to look ahead to the Haifa match.”

Eliran Atar’s status:
“We will have to wait and see after the training.”

The busy schedule:
“The next match is always the most important one. Maccabi Haifa is on Sunday and that’s where our focus is.”