Robert Huth talks football with students

Robert Huth talks football with students

Sport and Exercise Science students were treated to a special Q&A session with former professional footballer and three-time Premier League winner.

Robert Huth visits LJMU

Robert’s appearance at LJMU was part of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the School’s Science and Football BSc programme, following on from a visit by Kasper Schmeichel last year.

Rob talked about his love of football and judo and the journey he took while playing for Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Stoke City and Leicester football clubs and internationally for Germany in the World Cup 2006. He said: “I left Germany when I was just 16 to come and play in England. I loved competing and finding ways to improve.”

He answered a series of questions from students, who were keen to hear about his time playing under famous managers including José Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri.

Robert talked in depth about the time he spent injured while playing for Middlesbrough and the psychological impact his injuries had on him. When asked how he felt when he was part of the Leicester side which won the Premier League he said: “Winning was easy because we were the best team at the time. It sounds strange, but I feel more proud of the season before that because we worked so hard to ensure we didn’t get relegated.”

He described playing in the Germany team which came third in the World Cup 2006 as “the greatest experience of my footballing career”.

Martin Littlewood, Head of LJMU’s Football Exchange, said: “We are grateful to Robert for coming along to talk to our students about his career and sport psychology. His talk gave our students a valuable insight into the career of a professional footballer and his experiences working under different high-profile managers. We are looking forward to welcoming more top flight players and practitioners from the football industry to LJMU as part of our 20 year celebrations.”

If you’re interested in finding out where studying sport science can take you, take a look at the wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes available at LJMU.


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