Maccabi Tel Aviv defender Maor Kandil looked back at his side’s 2:1 dramatic victory over Beitar Jerusalem in the 8th Round of the Israel State Cup:

“Thee was pressure and we knew that we could decide the match before overtime as the professional staff has us all in great shape and they prepared us well. I’m happy we were able to.”

Gaining more and more confidence:
“We know how to handle the pressure and we have a good team. We can go into any stadium across the country and give it our all. We are going through a good period of time, but we have to continue that way and gain more and more confidence both in the league and the State Cup.”

Challenging for all the titles:
“Maccabi Tel Aviv is a club that wants to challenge for all of the titles and I hope that we will do exactly that.”

Integrating into the club:
“I was able to integrate into the team a lot faster than I had thought. Everyone welcomed me with open arms and there is a gear atmosphere in our dressing room. I hope that this will continue.”

Importance of the fans:
“The fans support us at every match and we very much appreciate it and are able to give back to them on the pitch. They gave us motivation from minute to minute and I hope that’s how it will continue. We need the fans with us as we have another big match on Tuesday.”