On the feeling ahead of another European match, the veteran captain added: “It is always exciting to play in Europe. For us it is an amazing adventure. Seeing different places, it is true that during COVID things are tougher and more complicated, but we visit new stadiums – this competition is amazing to take part in as we would like to continue for as long as possible”.

Yeini, who could make his 71st appearance for Maccabi in Europe, spoke about the last league match the team had lost at Be’ersheva. “We were disappointed by the way we played. It wasn’t our regular ability, we hope to be more consistent with our form and as that didn’t happen we were angry. It is normal for a footballer as we always want to be the best”