Red-hot Co­hen puts in a shift

The Jewish Chronicle - - Sport - BY SI­MON GRIVER

Tamir Co­hen, the Bolton Wan­der­ers mid­fielder, has re­vealed the se­cret of his suc­cess this sea­son — hard work.

Re­turn­ing from in­ter­na­tional duty with Is­rael, Co­hen is ex­pected to start to­mor­row’s match against de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Manch­ester United at Old Traf­ford. He is the team’s joint-top scorer this sea­son with three goals.

The son of for­mer Liver­pool star Avi, Co­hen said: “When I was a teenager, my fa­ther kept drum­ming into me that tal­ent is not enough. You have to work very hard as well. I should have lis­tened to him more. It’s taken me a long time to re­alise how right he is.

“I’ve al­ways had high mo­ti­va­tion but I’m feel­ing good about my­self at the mo­ment. I’m scor­ing and mak­ing goals and feel­ing that my tal­ent is be­ing re­alised.”

Ahead of Is­rael’s fi­nal World Cup match, with qual­i­fi­ca­tion out of their hands, Co­hen said: “It’s not pos­si­ble to put a fin­ger on any one thing that has gone wrong. Things just didn’t work out.

“If we would have put away one of our chances early on against Latvia, things would have looked very dif­fer­ent now. That’s foot­ball. Some­times it works out, some­times it doesn’t. We are de­ter­mined, but be­yond that we can’t prom­ise any­thing.”

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