In Urheilulehti, a Finnish sports magazine "There has been lots of talk about do I play in team Finland. I am not. Reason is quite simple. I`am not in 100% shape after long season. I didn`t pass my team (Hawks) examination. Desire to play in WC was huge. Last games of the season I played with fury, cause I had all kind of injuries and more kept coming all the time. I just want to say that I am not the first guy to leave the ice because of injuries. The way I play, knocks just come you want it or not . Maybe I could been able to play in WC, but I think it`s not worth to play in half condition. I can`t help the team enough. I am just 21 and I have many hockey years ahed, also in national team. "