Rott-Weiss Koln (DE)
Germany National Hockey Team
Hockeystick on the picture:
Pro 190 Skill Limited
(No longer available)
Why and when did you decide to become a hockey player?
When I was 5 years old my whole family played hockey. So the decision was very easy for me.
Which qualities make you a good player?
I think I always find a good balance between enjoyment/fun and hard work/discipline. That guarantees my personal success.
What is your favorite exercise during your training?
Penalty corners are a lot of fun.
What is your favorite hockey stick and why?
It's the RX-SKILL. The stick is light but also hard. The bow is perfect for me.
From which hockey player did you learn the most?
Probably Phillip Zeller.
Do you have any rituals before an important game and if so, what are they?
No, I don't have them actually.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Meeting friends, playing golf, cooking and traveling.
What is the most memorable moment in your career so far?
Definitely wining the bronze medal in Rio 2016.
Do you have any ideas about your life after hockey?
I'm studying at the moment. I hope I'm going to graduate some day and work like normal people.
Which hockey player do you admire and why is that?
Christopher Zeller. He has won every trophy you can imagine. And he was one of the best players for years.
What would be your best advice for young hockey players?
They should have fun while they're playing. If you don't enjoy it and someone like your parents wants you to play, it won't work. If you enjoy it, you'll find your way.