Impetus’ Jean-Pierre Thiesset was in Finland’s media conference today and spoke to goalkeeper Katriina Talaslahti (10/7/22).
Above: Katriina Talaslahti in action for Fleury in France’s D1 Arkema this season. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus.
Finland’s young goalkeeper Katriina Talaslahti recognises the importance of Finland’s game against Scandinavian rivals Denmark in Milton Keynes on Tuesday with both sides having lost their opening Group B games.
“We are going through how Denmark play to be ready for this next game. We will have two training sessions before next game.”
Despite going down 4-1 to Spain in their opening game, Finland goalkeeper Tinja-Riikka Korpela put in a good performance, but Talaslahti is champing at the bit to get a chance to start for her country on Tuesday.
“I am one hundred percent ready. I already played a lot of important games with my club (Fleury in D1 Arkema, France’s premier league). The next game will be a tough game, but I will definitely be ready and I will be able to show my skills and help my team to win and this is all that matters.
“You feel more confident when you have some games under you. It will be a huge step to go on the pitch and help the team win.”
Talaslahti ended the media conference by addressing the fantastic travelling support that the Finns have.
“Yes, it is great to see that so many fans followed us. It brings us motivation and happiness, and obviously, when you are in the stadium it is nice to see these white and blue colours, and the people that are supporting us.”