If Marcel Hirscher calls the fans “Drink for me” and Ferdl Hirscher and trainer Mike Pirscher take a sip from a bottle of champagne at the finish, then the relief is great.
After Hirscher was able to convince in the last race, basically only in the second round, he breaks two runs of dreams in the snow at the Night Race in Schladming and impressively wins the third victory in the night slalom on Planai.
“I am back to my feelings,” says Hirscher, “and this is more valuable than any other thing: security, stability, courage to take risks: it's a flash when you feel good again,” says Annaberg.
In an interview, Hirscher explains how he again found this feeling, why he regrets his team and how he perceived the fans during his journey:
question: Why was the first race today so much better than in previous races?
Hirscher: In the last three slaloms, the first round did not go as well as we would like. I hated with feeling. It was normal, but it was not the feeling I was used to. I was looking for the perfect feeling. We tried to change something and check in the last two or three weeks. I have to thank my team, it worked incredibly, perhaps more than ever. In Schladming, I already had a feeling that I experienced in the first three goals, because I already knew and knew this. The feeling that makes me feel free and able to attack. The first race was definitely the key to victory.
question: You clenched your fist. How big was the joy of the first launch?
Hirscher: I am not interested in accommodating, but in getting the most out of it. In the last race I was pleased with the rating, but not the performance. This time it worked. Of course, killing me in the second round would annoy me, but that would be different than in the last two races. Because I just know that feeling arises again, and I can accelerate again. It's nice to have that feeling and security again.
question: You are your dad right after the race. Why?
Hirscher: My dad has been pushing and motivating the team lately, so they insist on gas. It was very difficult to prepare the track of the highest level in training, where we can test the installation as best we can. The team really shuddered after all this snow – you are crazy. I already partially apologize for them. Since we all had pressure was noticeable. The team really did an incredible job.
question: Did you want to get revenge on Clement Noel after the last two races?
Hirscher: No, I always go against time. I always try to reach the fastest time and be faster than others. Noel did incredibly in the last two races, it's nice to watch him.
question: How did you perceive this atmosphere in Schladming?
Hirscher: Really great … I think there were 5,000 more people than in Kitzbühel. And at night it is even more special. The hardest part was the steep slope access road, where the red lights and smoke then, and everything was there. It was really difficult to stay focused and remember to ski. But eIt's already huge, and you can only say thank you that we can have such races in Austria and that skiers have such a place.
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