Pukki, the Premier League scorer who surrendered to the heat of Seville:
The Finn reached the lower categories of Sevilla in 2008 but the heat was unbearable. He got to debut in the first team with Manolo Jiménez.
In 2008, Temmu Pukki was a young promise from the Finnish KTP (today in Second) that the technical secretariat of Seville found interesting. In December of that year, he arrived in Sevilla after paying 180,000 euros.
His start on the green was magnificent but could not stand the temperature of Sevilla and, shortly after, asked to leave. "I was a teenager and it was a great change for me. I went to live far from home, very young and the weather in Sevilla was much hotter than in my house. It was very hot and I had no air conditioning in my apartment during the first weeks "he confessed in an interview for The Telegraph.
Pukki would endure in Sevilla until 2010, when he would leave for HJK Helsinki. From there he would go to Schalke 04, Celtic, Brondby (transferred and transferred) and finally, he arrived free at Norwich where he has already scored 72 goals in two seasons at zero cost.
He debuted at the Sánchez Pizjuán
Although the heat complicated his stay in Sevilla, Temmu Pukki came to debut with the first team. It was on January 25, 2009 in a 0-2 against Racing de Santander. Manolo Jiménez gave him the alternative and spent 27 minutes on the field.
As AS published in 2013, the Finn wanted to have a detail with Víctor Orta, one of the key people for his arrival in Sevilla, to whom he gave the shirt of his debut.
Pukki melted in Seville and then learned with Raúl
Pukki could not stand the heat. "Few know Teemu Pukki (29-3-1990) as Víctor Orta, technical secretary of Sevilla. Pukki gave him the shirt of his debut. Surely because it was Orta who traveled to close his signing to Kotka , one of the most important port cities in Finland after Helsinki.Pukki, a new Finnish hope he sees in his twilight to Forsell, intrigued Sevilla from the beginning.
Through a database that filters debuts in First under 18 years in Europe, Sevilla followed him until Rosendo Cabezas, in an Under-18 tournament in Lisbon, was also convinced, Sevilla paid 180,000 euros for him to the KooTeePee, a family club that, by the way, dressed as a verdiblanco ... But Pukki fell on his feet in Sevilla.
He arrived in the Division of Honor in December 2008: he won the Cup (2-0) against the Barça of Fontás, Montoya and Gai Assulin. He intervened in one of the goals. Everything was rolled. He went up to the branch, scored a goal from 35 meters with Real and Jiménez recruited him and made his debut at home. He made crumbs with Bernardo and Diego Perotti. Everything was going well. He even learned Spanish. Everything was going well except for one thing: the heat. With Perotti in the locker room, while still from B, he collapsed.
"Months later he asked us to get out," says Orta. HJK Helsinki signed him and Pukki played the two games of his life: in the previous one of the Europa League of 2011-12, he scored three goals for Schalke 04, who reacted by the braves: signing him (Sevilla had secured the 40 percent of the transfer: about 800,000 euros were pocketed out of a total of 1.7 million).
In Gelsenkirchen (Ger), Pukki practiced more Spanish with Raul and made a name for himself. He is not a starter but he is the preferred revulsive ahead of Marica. He is respected for his intuition and instinct. And for always being grateful. If the shirt of his debut with Sevilla was given to Orta, that of his premiere with Finland, his dream, he brought it to Monchi.
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