Ambitious the environment and the desire to return to Finland brought the captain of the national football team Tim Sparvin after a long break to domestic fields.
Sparv, 34, will move to the Helsinki Football Club, as will HS already on Wednesday news. Sparvi’s 1 + 1-year contract was published on Thursday afternoon at Töölö Bolt Arena.
“I am really proud to be able to represent Finland’s best football club,” Sparv said of his new club wearing a blue and white striped shirt.
“The club is fighting for the championship and wants to play in Europe. I think this environment suits me really well.”
Sparv returns to the domestic fields after a long round. He graduated from the Southampton Junior Academy in England in 2003.
“In the summer, there was such a feeling that now is the right time to come to Finland,” Sparv said.
Owls the creditor said he made a decision between a few good options. In the end, the choice was clear, as Sparv wanted to play in Finland during his career.
“I definitely wanted to join the Club,” stressed Sparv, who played for Halmstads BK in Sweden, FC Groningen in the Netherlands, Greuther Fürth in Germany, FC Midtjylland in Denmark and AEL in Greece, in addition to England.
Sparv didn’t want too much to open up what other options he had.
“At this end was the Club and one club from Scotland. In the beginning, there were also a few from southern Europe, but it didn’t interest me. ”
Sparv last played in domestic leagues in the summer of 2008, when Halmstads BK lent him to the Vaasa Ball Club. On Thursday, Sparv emphasized that he wanted to be at HJK for a long time.
“At least first as a player, but maybe also as a coach in the future. It is very possible that this will be my last club as a footballer. ”
Sparvin returning to Finland is a real dream transfer for the entire Veikkausliiga. He is a player that everyone who follows the European Championships recognizes.
Dressed in a shirt with number 20 at Thursday’s press conference, Sparv brings a quality addition to HJK’s midfield and special occasions. Joining a team with a strong leader type is reflected not only in the games but also in the daily life of the locker room.
“It’s the coolest thing in the world to see young players evolving and moving forward,” Sparv said.
“I definitely want to be involved in helping and supporting them. Maybe I have some good tips for them. ”
Sparv says his knee cut in the spring is currently in good condition. He is still motivated to continue his career on the national team as well.
“This is a good environment to get fit and play in good company.”
HJK’s In the line-up, Sparvia is not expected to be seen in the near future, and he could not even play in Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier against Malmö FF.
The reason is that Sparv’s name cannot be found on the player list that HJK has had to announce earlier. In the next round of Europel, Sparv is already playable.
When will the Captain of the Owls be seen for the first time in HJK’s jersey?
“Hopefully as soon as possible,” Sparv replied.
“I have spent a few weeks off and vacationing in Prague with my family. It will definitely be a few weeks. ”