Ghanaian born Dutch midfielder Raymond Gyasi has expressed his delight after netting his first goal for Stabaek in the Norwegian Cup.
Gyasi was on target as Stabaek defeated his older brother’s team Aalesund 3-0 in the NM Round of 16 Cup tie.
Gyasi grabbed the opener in the 20th minute and he was delighted about opening his account for his club.
“It feels good to score my first goal. My brother was so proud of me that I played well and scored a goal. But the most important thing is that we move on to the next round,” Raymond Gyasi told the club’s website.
The Blue Ones were returning to victory after two straight defeats in the Tippeligaen League.
“It was important to turn back after the loss. Everyone in the stadium could see how hungry we were to win this match. If we play so well each match, we can be a big surprise in the cup.”
Stabaek have been paired against Lillestrom in the quarter-finals in the NM Cup and will play as guests to the 10th placed club on the August 26.
The 23-year-old is highly optimistic about guiding his team to lift the trophy for the first time since winning it in 1998.
“I trust the team and my teammates and I mean we have the qualities needed to go all the way to the final. We do not fear anyone.
“We must take the opponents seriously, and Lillestrøm is, after all, a derby, so it will be a tough fight. We have to go there and play our own game, so we can beat them.”