The death of his father and the choice of Maccabi Tel Aviv: Mons Davor in an interview
The Hoffenheim striker gave an in-depth interview to the "Gol" website and revealed: "I decided to retire after the tragedy I went through."
On the time at Achi Nazareth: "John Gregory jumped me to graduate school"
Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 12:04 p.m
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Summary: Hoffenheim - Bochum 2:3 (Sport1)
Mons Davor returned to the headlines in recent days, and this time because of football and not because of political matters.
The Israeli striker of Hoffenheim came on as a substitute against Bochum and scored the winning goal in the dramatic 2:3 after his team was already 2:0 behind.
Today (Wednesday) Davor gave an in-depth interview to the "Gol" website in which he referred to the beginning of his career, also talked about his personal life and the personal loss he experienced and even revealed that he started his career as a goalkeeper.
Davor referred to the tragic loss of his father, who was killed in a car accident, and was asked how it affected him: "It could have destroyed me as a person. But it strengthened me and gave me strength. Even today, when I'm upset and feeling bad, I remind myself that I lost my father and it's not destroyed me. And so, no matter what happens to me in life, nothing will break me. When this happened, I initially decided to retire from football. I had a close relationship with my father. He always supported me. He was everything to me and right after it happened, I told the coach that I am retiring. But my mother convinced me and told me that I should play for my father. It was his dream that I would be an actor."
"I wanted to retire from football after my father died."
Davor (Photo: Reuters)
On his role model: "I was an ardent fan of Arsenal. I grew up watching Thierry Henry and Dennis Berkamp. It was my dream to play there one day."
On the time at Achi Nazareth: "It was funny, John Gregory coached this team. We were on the sure path to relegation and he organized a practice match against the youth of Achi Nazareth. I scored two goals and after the game he said 'why doesn't the kid play with us'" ?
On the decision to move to Maccabi Tel Aviv: "After my brother Nazareth's relegation, I had the opportunity to play in the youth teams of Maccabi Haifa, Maccabi Petah Tikva or Maccabi Tel Aviv. I was still young and could play two more years in the youth. After my father was killed, my grandfather was head The family and he told me 'go to Tel Aviv'. I couldn't refuse, but Maccabi Tel Aviv is a big club with a great academy. I also received a handsome salary."
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