Taiwo Urges Helsinki’s Total Focus Ahead Europa League Clash 

Taiwo Urges Helsinki’s Total Focus Ahead Europa League Clash 

By Johnny Edward: HJK Helsinki defender, Taye Taiwo, has tasked his teammates to stay focussed as they bid to defeat Beroe Stara Zagora in Thursday's Europa League second leg second qualifying round in Helsinki, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Taiwo who is poised for his 33rd appearance in the competition, revealed that HJK Helsinki are condemned to win the second leg if they must advance to the Third Round of the competition.

Both sides played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg.

"We know what we have to do to win tomorrow, and just like our coach tells us, we must beat Beroe Stara Zagora to stand a good chance in the next round of the competition," the former AC Milan and Olympique Marseille defender said in HJK Helsinki pre-match conference.

"European games are different unlike league games where you can predict how and who could play but I'm confident we will win."

Taiwo who was on target in second leg Second Round qualifying match as HJK Helsinki drew 1-1 against Atlantas, has scored six league goals for his side.

HJK Helsinki will face either GKS Piaist Gliwice from Poland or IFK Goteborg of Sweden in the third qualifying round which will hold on the 28th July and 4th of August.

 

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