The 24-year-old midfielder who scored a second goal in succession which wasn’t enough to secure victory over Maccabi Netanya said: “It was disappointing as we didn’t show up for the second half. It hurts because the fans turned up in numbers but we sent them home disappointed. We must continue working there is no doubt about it. Things seem to be difficult for us this season”.

Kanichowsky who scored a first half equaliser against his former club, but saw Maccabi concede early in the second half before being held to a 2-2 draw in front of 20,000 fans, added: “This is not our natural position but it seems as though this is one of those seasons where everything ends up being difficult. These things happen in Europe as well, but we will not give up as we are Maccabi Tel Aviv and we will continue and improve”.