Leaders Maccabi Tel Aviv will attempt to continue their fine run in the TASE Premier League on Monday against Beitar Jerusalem (kickoff 20:15) and midfielder Eyal Golasa spoke about his own form and the club’s hopes for the game ahead.


Golasa said he was fully fit for the game and said there was no reason to be concerned. “Everything is fine, it’s all good,” he said.

Sammy Ofer has been chosen as an alternate home venue because the IFA disciplinary court slapped Maccabi with a one-game radius punishment for fan trouble at the Tel Aviv Derby. The venue has proven a happy hunting ground for the club and last week’s 4-3 away win over Maccabi Haifa was clear proof of this.

“The atmosphere at Sammy Ofer is excellent and we like to play there, although we would prefer to play at home,” Golasa said. “We will be prepared just as we were against Maccabi Haifa and the coaching staff have readied us for the task ahead.”

But he warned of a tough match against a side that beat Maccabi in the Toto Cup final.

“We will have to be ready for Beitar and we have looked at their key players, it’s no secret that they are great players,” Golasa said.

The midfielder’s contract up for renewal in the summer and although he didn’t want to go into details, he said he would love to remain at the club.

“Of course I want to continue at a great club like Maccabi,” he said.