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Jarno Koskiranta: "I am not tanned because I spent time in the gym"

Jarno Koskiranta
HC SKA press-service

- You're not as tanned as we expected. Did you spend your holidays in Finland?

- No, I was in Spain for two weeks. However, I trained hard in the gym and there's no sun there.

- We saw your photos from the FIFA World Cup. Did you enjoy the atmosphere there?

- I saw Russia against Egypt, it was a good game. My brother and I spent two days here together, it was a nice mini holiday. The match was good and Artyom Dzyuba scored. The atmosphere was almost like at SKA matches.

- Who will won the tournament?

- France.

- Do you support the French?

- No.

- Are you ready for the upcoming KHL season?

- Yes, I'm ready. I have been training hard in order to be better than last year.

Jarno Koskiranta: "I am not tanned because I spent time in the gym"

- You are the only Finn in the team. How will you cope with three Swedes?

- I have no idea. I don't know what those guys do, maybe they go to Ikea every day. I was with Mikko Koskinen for five years, so this will be a different season.

- There are a lot of new SKA players. Do you know some of them?

- Yes, I know Nail Yakupov and some of the other guys. When we start training, we will all get to know each other.

- Have you spoken with Ilya Vorobyov?

- No, not yet.

- Mikko Koskinen, Ilya Kovalchuk and Vyacheslav Voynov have left for the NHL. How much will you miss them?

- Of course, they were the leaders of this team and great players. However, when someone leaves, others have to step up. I think we have the players to do that.

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