Maccabi Tel Aviv left the Sammy Ofer stadium tonight (Monday) with a 3-2 defeat to Maccabi Haifa that completed a three-goal comeback.
At the end of the match Glazer said: “I am struggling to explain what happened, it is an extremely tough moment for me and the team. It is not a simple situation right now, but we were together in the good times and we will stick together and emerge stronger”.
When asked to explain how the team conceded a two goal lead in the second half, Glazer replied: “It wasn’t complacency or naivety, but it is hard to explain or find the reason so close to the match. There are plenty of emotions at the moment in the dressing room, but we will analyse the game and the less successful moments. Maccabi Haifa deserve credit as they played very well in the 10 minutes which led them to the victory, We will emerge stronger and together will come out of this”.
“Our facial expressions tell the story” Eden Shamir said. The midfielder who scored his debut league goal for Maccabi against Maccabi Petah Tikva and added a wonder goal against Haifa, added: “I would have loved to have stood here and talk about the goal, but on Saturday we already have an extremely tough match at home against Hapoel Be’ersheva. We will not raise our hands in defeat but will try and correct what needs to be done. I hope we learn from what happened here tonight, certainly in the final 20 minutes and come prepared for Saturday”.