Maccabi Tel Aviv will face Hapoel Haifa on Saturday (19:50) and a player who knows the Haifaites really well is Roslan Barsky who played for them in the past. Today (Thursday) the midfielder spoke at the press conference ahead of the encounter.

“I know Hapoel Haifa really well and this is a team which has always caused Maccabi problems,” the midfielder said, “We are preparing in the best possible and hope to be prepared for our opponents”.

On the departures of Atar and Schoenfeld: 
“Maccabi is a big club with excellent players. Every player has a replacement and I am certain we will do our job in the best possible way.

On his status at the club: 
“During all the recent period I focused on myself and the day to day training sessions. I worked hard week in week out to prove to the coach that I deserve to play. Every player at a club like Maccabi goes through such a period. I never thought about leaving, I am happy here and will continue to work hard”.

On the title race:
The gap in the table is irrelevant. We are focusing on our targets and on our team. If we continue collecting points in this way I am certain we will reach our goals and achieve our targets”