Gould underwent surgery last Wednesday after tearing his Achilles tendon just two matches into his Chiefs career and now faces the prospect of sitting out up to six months of football.
So how testing is it to get such a long-term injury when you have just joined a new team?
"It is testing for someone who doesn't have the mental capacity to come back and think of himself being a better position in a couple of months," responds Gould, who is currently using crutches.
"Yes, it is a new team but I don't need to prove anything. I just need to go out there and do the job that I am employed to do and been known to do. I am happy that I have the backing of all my fans, my teammates and people in the football fraternity, so they know what I am all about and what I can offer to the game. I will just come back and give them what they expect – and more.
"For now I just need to focus on my rehabilitation and get to be mentally fit before I get to play. What matters is that I will be playing football again soon and not the actual date when I will be back.
"If you know then you will understand that I am not one to look down when the challenge gets tough. I am a bubbly person, though I tend to be a bit aggressive on the pitch. This is me ... I am forever happy and smiling because every day is a good day for me. If you have positive energy like I do then only positive things will happen. If I have negative energy my days could be worse," Gould says.
Having missed the 2010 World Cup owing to injury, and now faced with the prospect of sitting out the Africa Cup of Nations in January, Gould is still standing up with a brave face.
"Morgan Gould doesn't look back, he looks forward. Whatever lies in front of me I have control but I cannot change the situation that is in the past. It happened and I just need to deal with the situation at hand and go forward and live life the way it was by working hard.
"In terms of looking back to life I just need to draw strength from all those things that happened then," the Chiefs strongman adds.