Henrik Larsson was delighted to see his Helsingborgs IF take "full advantage" of JK Trans Narva's UEFA Cup nerves, scoring twice in a 6-0 first-leg win in Sweden.
Henrik Larsson was delighted to see his Helsingborgs IF take "full advantage" of JK Trans Narva's UEFA Cup nerves, scoring twice in a 6-0 win in Sweden.
'A bit disorganised'
Back at Helsingborg after spending time on loan at Manchester United FC, the 35-year-old former Swedish international scored his side's third and fourth goals in last night's rout. "We didn't really know what to expect," he said. "At first [Trans] looked strong but as soon as we scored our second goal they became a bit disorganised and we took full advantage."
No way back
Larsson maintained that the tie was not quite over for the Estonian side, saying: "We'll cheer for this win but we're still a game short of going through." However, assistant coach Peter Gerhardsson struggled to see a way back for Trans. "We thought we could beat Trans 2-0 or 3-0, so this was a perfect game," he said. "We're not through yet but I can't see us slipping up now."
'A bit strange'
Christoffer Andersson scored Helsingborgs' sixth of the night, and was a little dazzled by just how well his side had fared. "It feels a bit strange," he said. "At first I thought they played rather well and expected a tough game, but we kept on working and when we played at our tempo and the way we wanted it was clear they couldn't cope. It's a good thing we kept our focus throughout."