Maccabi Tel Aviv will face Bnei Yehuda at the Moshava Stadium on Saturday night at 20:30 in a first versus second place clash on Matchday 13 of the Israel Premier League Ligat Japanika. Yellow & Blue striker Yonatan Cohen looked ahead to the contest:

“It will be a very interesting match, a top of the table clash between first and second place in the “Little Derby”. We know who we are playing and they are a tough team who have done well against the rest of the league. I played for them a couple of seasons ago and I know how they will prepare and that they will be coming to win the game and won’t make our lives easy. But we are getting ready like every other match, concentrating on ourselves to take the victory.”

Playing three times in a week:
“It’s not normal that we play 3 matches in a week in our league but we I believe that the coach is making a rotation as they say. Everyone is in shape and we are training well so there are no excuses of being tired. Bnei Yehuda will also be playing three matches this week. I’m sure that we will come into the game and do what we need to.”

Desire to win:
“I was able to grow as a player when I was with Bnei Yehuda. I know how they will come into the match. They’ll want to win and hand us our first loss. But I’m here at Maccabi and I want to win.”