Maccabi Tel Aviv Head Coach Vladimir Ivic spoke about his team’s 3:1 victory over Hapoel Haifa on Matchday 8 of the Israel Premier League Ligat Japanika:

“I believe we played serious from the beginning to the end and this is what we need.”

Always improving:
“For some parts I was satisfied and for some parts I was not. We played one good game and we have to watch, analyze and improve some parts of our game.”

Just one point ahead of the second place team:
“The second place team is only one point behind us. We just will watch ourselves and continue to play well and improve day by day.”

Respect all opponents:
“We respect all of the teams and we respect Hadera. We believe in ourselves and we will continue to work and we can do it if we work hard.”

Eliran Atar’s play:
“Eliran is an important player for us and I am satisfied.”