[Podcast] In Conversation with… Tinni Korpela

In this episode, Keke and Mark W are joined by another Helamrit star and yet another Finnish goalkeeper! Tinja-Riikka Korpela who is a legend of the women’s game; a serial winner who won two Bundesliga titles and three Finnish championships. As well as making 90+ appearances for the Helmarit – the women’s Finland national team – and playing a large part in getting the Helmarit into Euro 2022.

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[Podcast] In Conversation with… Sauli Väisänen

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.
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