Itay Shechter, the Maccabi Tel Aviv striker summed up the 0:0 draw against Hapoel Tel Aviv on Matchday 5 of the Israel Premier League Ligat Japanika:

“Both side’s were very close in quality today, we were a bit better. The draw reflects the match that was. We have to be more accurate and I had a chance to decide the match but the ball didn’t go in. I hope that I can make it up next game.”

Busy week:
“We really wanted to win and take the 3 points but we will look ahead. In football you need to also know how to keep the score as is and make sure you take home a point. We’re disappointed but we had a long and busy week with 3 very difficult matches. We will continue to work hard to achieve our goals.”

Playing against a former team:
“I’ve played against Hapoel Tel Aviv since I left. I gave it my all for Maccabi in order for us to win but it didn’t happen. I hope that I can help us win the next time we play the Derby.”

Working hard:
“I am just concerned about the Club I am at now, work hard and give my best. We’ll work hard as we head to Jerusalem for a super tough match.”

Next match against Beitar Jerusalem:
“It will be exciting as Beitar is close to my heart. We have time to prepare properly after having a tough week. We’re a bit disappointed but that’s football. We will work hard and come in ready to go.”