#TheHelpSide Today’s interview is with dual Olympic Gold Medallist and 2012 FIH World Player of the Year, Ex-German International Moritz Fürste. In the decade before his retirement in 2016, few players on the international circuit commanded as much influence on a game than Mo. As regular listeners to the podcast would know, he’s a popular answer for many when they list the best player they have ever played against. Whether it be scoring penalty corners, breaking the game open through the midfield, penetrating opposition defence with his pass or simply imposing his presence with his voice, he was one of those players who you were just constantly aware of.
Over the two parts of this interview, Mo offers incredible insight into the culture of German hockey and what makes it unique. Mo’s take on sports psychology and his approach to leadership and Olympic Success are as interesting as they are powerful, and you won’t want to miss them. In this, Part A of the interview, we start the interview reminiscing about old times during the Hockey India League, before moving on to a discussion about some of Mo’s most memorable hockey moments, including that victory over the Kookaburras in the 2012 Olympic Semi-Final, which he credits as being one of the greatest games in which he’s ever played. This is hockey royalty folks, please enjoy The Help Side of, Moritz Fürste.