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Sir Geoff Hurst Exclusive - Geoff on 1966 Bobby Moore
Published : 21 Nov 2011 11:48:38
Football.co.uk: You must be asked this every day of the week but scoring a hat-trick and winning the World Cup at Wembley, what a feeling the pinnacle of your career surely?
Sir Geoff Hurst: It doesn't get much better than playing at Wembley and scoring a hat-trick to win your team the world cup final.
However only as the years go on do you realise the magnitude of the event as people remind you of the achievement. It stays with you forever.
An amazing achievement not just for me but for everyone who was a part of that team.
Football.co.uk: And of course the captain that day, Bobby Moore what was he like to play with for club and country?
Sir Geoff Hurst: Bobby Moore was the greatest english defender ever.
He was confident and showed great attitude and application. He was a natural leader who took control and responsibility willingly.
As a last minute inclusion away to Chile he thrived on the opportunity taking a corner and leading by example despite not expecting to play.
Read Sir Geoff Hurst's views on Grassroots Football, West Ham & Euro 2012
Sir Geoff Hurst was speaking at the McDonald’s Coaching Masterclass at Wembley, where a number of grassroots coaches and their teams were given the once in a lifetime opportunity to be coached by legends of the game after winning one of 500 x £100 vouchers encouraging parents to gain coaching qualifications. To date, McDonald’s has helped train over 20,000 qualified coaches and will create 10,000 more by 2014. For more information on the McDonald’s Football Programme and how you can help young footballers shine, visit www.thefa.com/yourgame.