The 33-year-old midfielder said after the match: “We deserved the victory as we totally dominated the match. With better decision making in the third part of the pitch we could have even increased the score” Rikan said. “We needlessly got ourselves into trouble but we deserved it (the win). We showed a lot of character in recent matches, we are Maccabi Tel Aviv and this is what we are talking about. To turn up in every stadium and take the points as we are a big club. The squad is settling in together and those who were edged aside at the start of the season turn up and give their share which makes me happy. We have a good team”.