The Finnish Football’s Show’s intrepid interviewer, Keke, was flying solo again for this interview, with Finland and Chievo Verona defender, Sauli Väisänen. Keke took one of his customary trips with a player through their career, and Sauli was good value, sharing stories about:
- His varied youth career around Helsinki.
- Moving to the Allsvenskan in Sweden at an early age and ALMOST playing with Eero Markkanen.
- His views on Finnish players moving overseas at a young age.
- Making a big move to Serie A in Italy and how he kept active under the first, strict lockdown in Italy.
- Making his international debut away to Iceland and, later, playing for Finland alongside his brother, Leo.
- How he still gets chills when he thinks about THAT NIGHT in Helsinki, when Finland qualified for Euro 2020. And taking inspiration from Greece winning Euro 2004
- His appreciation for the support from the Huuhkajat fans over the years, through good times and bad.
Download an MP3 of In Conversation with… Sauli Väisänen
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- A huge thank you Sauli for agreeing to the interview.
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