Teemu Pukki: 5 interesting facts about Norwich City striker Pukki, who has taken the Premier League by storm in his debut season.
Teemu Pukki has been phenomenal in the Premier League even though, the 29-year-old striker is playing in England’s top-flight tournament for the first time.
The Finnish International is surely gaining prominence in the Premier League with every match, and he is certainly enjoying his goal-scoring spree.
In just three appearances in the league, Pukki has scored 5 goals making him a serious contender to the Golden Boot race this season, as he is already topping the charts.
Norwich City have already faced two of the six elite teams- Chelsea and Liverpool in the league already and Pukki has scored against both the sides, thus clearing the fact that the striker is still lethal against the strong clubs in this race.
Although, it is early to predict something huge for Pukki, but the Finnish striker has certainly raised eyebrows and it is observable that he is high on confidence with his goal-scoring spree, which is surely helping Norwich City lately.
Pukki’s heroic performances are gradually making him a hero figure for the Canaries, with the Finnish International also helped Norwich City with the qualification to the Premier League after amassing 29 goals last season.
Hence, with little all we know about Pukki right now, we discuss 5 interesting facts about Pukki ahead.
#1 He had a trial with Chelsea
Today, Pukki was hard to handle for Chelsea defence as he was involved in both the goals for Norwich City. Ironically, the 29-year-old player had a trial with the Blues 13 years ago and today he scored one and gave one assist against the same club.
Flemming Berg, a former scout at Chelsea spotted him and even arranged a trial for him to prove his calibre. However, things did not work out for them at that time.
“We had one day before the transfer window shut and we needed a striker. I had followed Teemu since he was 16 when I was working for Chelsea as an international senior scout.
“I saw him play for Finland Under-17s at a tournament in Portugal, knew I had seen something special and told Chelsea about him. Teemu had a week’s trial at Chelsea but maybe it was too early for him. A couple of years later, he went to Sevilla.” said Berg.
Later, the same scout helped him to sign for Celtic, where he had a decent spell.