Taiwo Hails HJK Helsinki Teammates​ For Resilient Showing Vs HIFK

Taiwo Hails HJK Helsinki Teammates​ For Resilient Showing Vs HIFK

By Johnny Edward​:

HJK Helsinki left-back Taye Taiwo is ecstatic scoring his second Finnish Cup goal of the season in his side's 3-3 draw against HIFK in the Karlstad Derby on Tuesday.

HIFK struck two goals in quick succession – the third and 16th minutes, but Taiwo pulled a magnificent strike back for his team after five minutes later to hand his side a lifeline in the encounter.

Taiwo however praised Alfredo Morelos who scored in stoppage time and his side's efforts for fighting back to earn a draw in the thrilling encounter.

"I have been trying this in training and I felt great scoring such a goal to achieve success at the right time," Taiwo told the HJK Helsinki website.

"In games like this, it's always not good playing catch-up early, but we did .well and did not give up at any point. It was hard work and all the players played with a big heart," Taiwo, a former Olympique Marseille defender said after the game.

Taiwo also revealed what head coach Mika Lehkosuo told the team at half time when they were trailing.

He said:"Bana told us during the break, that we must not let the situation affect the game and that we keep our cool head at all times."

 

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