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MALTASPORT GETS TO KNOW... ANDREW COHEN

Footballers answer many questions at each match, but how much do we know about their lives away from the pitch? Maltasport.com is on a mission to find out more, continuing with former Malta international and Gzira United’s veteran midfielder Andrew Cohen.

The 36 year old attacking midfielder, joined the Maroons in the 2016 January transfer after 25 years with Hibernians, with whom he won three Premier League titles, four FA Trophies and was also chosen MFA Footballer of the Year on three occasions.

Describe your perfect day….
I wake up around nine in the morning with my wife and daughter next to me. Have breakfast and then we go out. I like to have a good lunch next to the sea and then, depend on the season either we go to the countryside or to the beach. Back home we have a shower and go watch a movie. Then go to bed.

What's the best decision you've ever made?
When I was very young we used to go training about eight friends of mine from Kalkara. They all stopped because of different reasons but I kept going on my own and got rewarded at the end.

What's the biggest mistake you've ever made?
I think that if I went playing abroad would had been a better option for me

How long do you spend getting ready in the morning?
10 minutes

Do you prefer a lie in or an afternoon nap?
Afternoon nap

Do you prefer a night in or a night out?
Night in

What's worse, a traffic jam or airport queuing?
Traffic jam

What's the best prank you've played on someone?
When we were young, myself, Mario Muscat, Johnatan Pearson, Jonathan Caruana and Aaron Xuereb made a funny movie on Clayton Failla, Terrence Scerri and Adrian Pulis.

What would your karaoke song be?
Something I need

How many languages can you speak?
Three

Which language would you most like to learn?
French

Do you prefer sweet or savoury food?
Sweet

One meal, one drink. What would you choose?
One meal

What's your favourite film?
Gladiator
What's your favourite singer/band?
Robbie Williams

Summer or winter?
Both

Who's the funniest team-mate you've ever had?
Roderick Baldacchino

Who's the best Maltese footballer you've played against?
Carmel Busuttil

When was your first-team debut with Hibernians and the national team?
I made my debut with Hibernians on 26th December, 1999 in the Super Cup against Valletta, while for the national team it was against Faroe Islands in 2004 at the age of 22.

What's your best match for Gzira United and Malta?
For Gzira it was against Valletta in which we played a 1-1 draw, while for the national team it was when we lost 1-0 to Sweden.

Last question. What's your best-ever goal?
With Hibernians when beating Floriana 2-1.
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