Vladimir Ivic, the Maccabi Tel Aviv Head Coach summed up his side’s 1:1 draw at Maccabi Petah Tikva on Matchday 11 of the Israel Premier League Ligat Japanika:

“This is football. When you have a lot of chances and can’t score a second goal you can get punished and that is what happened today We have to learn from this match and continue on.”

More on the late goal:
“It’s football. Sometimes you can give up a goal in the last minute and the opponent can score and that is what happened.”

Long season ahead and Ashdod coming up:
“We need to continue on and the championship is long. There are many games ahead. Ashdod will be a tough match and we now have 2-3 days to prepare to win this game.”