After six months in which he recovered from an injury, Maor Kandil registered his debut this season when he started in the 1-1 draw against Alashkert in Yerevan. At the end of the game, the right back spoke about the frustrating time he experienced watching his teammates from the stands. “Three years ago at this stadium I was named in the squad for the first time, and today I am returning here after a long injury” Kandil said. “We expected to win, we want to win every game but this is the situation we had to face. Now our focus should be on Monday’s league match”. 

On the return from injury the full-back added: “It wasn’t easy, a frustrating injury that took ages it recover from. I worked really hard and hope this is now behind me. I want to help the team. I spent so long on the sidelines and suffered watching the situation. I want to help the team in the league which is the most important thing for us right now. It is frustrating but this is part of football, there are injuries which is part of our lives so one had to focus on the positives and come out stronger. Like I said, I hope this is now behind me, so I can give a push until the end of the season, work hard and help the team”.

Ahead of Monday’s League match against Hapoel Hadera (20:15) and the Conference League draw (15:00) Kandil added: “I am looking forward to the game because is the league is the most important competition for us. This is the bread and butter as they say. All of us are focused on Hadera”.