After the painful relegation from the state cup, Maccabi Petah Tikva faces the next goal – the top playoff, when it meets today (Saturday, 19:15) in the closing round of the regular league Bnei Sakhnin at Doha Stadium.
Guy Luzon’s team came down very disappointed after last week’s relegation from the state cup by Maccabi Haifa, but at the same time the club asked the players to make a quick switch in order to focus on the last line ahead of the battle for a place between the big six. “There is no other definition, it’s a game for an entire season,” he said Guy Luzon And added. “We will have to come and do the job and secure our place in the top playoffs.”
Also the context Bronze Bar Referring to the upcoming game and saying: “We have an important task. There is tension but we are ready and willing to do anything to win and we will do it. This game can attest to our season, we of course want to be in the top playoffs and need to make a good result for it to come true ”.
On the professional side, the professional coach will be missing the cells in the ribo that is in Germany for surgery in the lower abdomen as well as Captain Guy Hadida who is still recovering from the stretch in the back thigh muscle. The person who will return to the squad is Or Inbrom, who was absent from Maccabi Haifa due to illness and will be available to Luzon. The tension and pressure seem to be talking about Malabes when the coach had a unique conversation with his players as well as with the club members and demanded of them especially for this match not to take out their preparations for the game in Sakhnin.
Estimated composition: Arik Janko, Tomer Levy, Or Balurian, Marcus Deniz, Yarden Cohen, Elvis Saki (Armando Cooper), Arad Bar, Naor Sabag, Avdiel Arroyo, Morgan Fryer, Liel Abda.
Kiel: “The most important game against Petah Tikva this season”
On the other hand, Bnei Sakhnin will try to continue the positive momentum from the victory against Hapoel Tel Aviv and the victory over AS Nordia Jerusalem in the State Cup, in the hope of gaining valuable points for the struggle for survival. The Reds will come up with the strongest team available to coach Sharon Mimar, who together with his team strives to escape the Red Line area. All four players who did not start in the cup against Nordia will return to the squad. These are goalkeeper Mahmoud Kandil, captain Ali Othman, Ataa Jaber and Osama Khalaila.
Moti Bershetsky, who is in good shape recently, will open a link alongside Ihav Ghanaim andBiram Kiel. The latter did not receive a summons from Willy Rotensteiner to the Israeli team and said: “Good luck to the team. There is a coach he decides and I wish them success. ” On the important game against the Malabes, he said: “This is our most important game this season, especially when the crowd returns to the stands.”
The club received with satisfaction the draw for the cup games, with Sakhnin hosting one of the surprising teams in the national league – Betar Tel Aviv / Bat Yam. The fact that the game will take place in Doha gives an advantage to the team: “We got a stubborn, skilled and good team. We believe we will get to the game when we are far from the red line. We will make every effort to reach the semi-finals, ”said the club.
Estimated composition: Mahmoud Kandil, Ali Othman, Lucas Spindelhofer, Maron Gentus, Hagai Goldenberg, Ihab Ghanaim, Ataa Jaber, Biram Kiel, Moti Bershetsky, Osama Khalaila and Ismail Ryan.