Vladimir Ivic, the Maccabi Tel Aviv Head Coach looked back at his squad’s 2:0 win over Hapoel Hadera to begin the playoffs:

“This was an important win. We didn’t play our best football but we took the 3 points. We deserved the victory and were the better team. We still have to improve. Over the last few matches we haven’t showed what we have wanted to.”

About the championship:
“We have some time to rest before the next match. We have to change our mentality in order to give 100% to win and we have to play better. We haven’t played the football we have wanted to in the first half and we have to understand why that is.”

Working hard:
“It’s important to win every match. There are any times that I am happy with the way we have played and there have been many matches like that. We are expecting some difficult matches in the playoffs and we have to change our mentality and work hard to show that on the pitch.”