Vladimir Ivic, the Maccabi Aviv Head Coach looked back at his squad’s 0:0 goalless draw at Bnei Sakhnin on Matchday 22 of the Israel Premier League Ligat Japanika:

“In the first half we had chances to create more and we had some missed opportunities. The second half saw Sakhnin defend with more players. We tried to find space to shoot, their keeper made some good saves and this was the result. This is football. We expected this type of match against a team that would be fighting for their lives and we knew it would be a tough match. Playing with no fans also didn’t help, but we have to watch the game again and correct what didn’t work.”

“Sometimes you have games that just don’t go your way and this is normal. We have to improve and we have to work on our play for next match.”

Playing with no fans:
“It’s difficult to play without fans for both teams. They played at home without their fans and it’s not good for football.”