"It was a difficult game, I think that we did not perform so well in the first half, but we managed to be improved during the second. Since we scored the first goal, we had no stress any more and when we bagged the second everybody realized that we will qualify. AIK Stockholm's way of playing caused us some trouble, especially at the second leg.
They knew how to perform at their plastic-grass stadium, while in Athens were just playing defensively. That had an influence to our performance, but not so serious. It is weird playing in such plastic grass, I know it well because many stadiums in Finland are like this, but for the other players it was not so easy to settle in.
I think that during the first half we were just trying to settle in and find some ways of attacking. I am happy for my positive performance, but the most important thing is that our team won the game and managed to qualify. I feel really well this season, training hard and I believe that this season will be much better than the previous one for me", said the 23-year-old international at SDNA.