Benito Raman: Kept calm and showed our quality

Picking up the ball in his own half, sprinting away from his opponents, and slotting the ball through the legs of Rune Jarstein: Benito Raman was the man of the hour on Tuesday night with his spectacular winner against Hertha BSC in the 115th minute of the game.

Raman’s late winner proved to be too much for the visitors to come back from, and completed the comeback for the Royal Blues after initially trailing 2-0. “I’m really happy about my goal. The goal showed exactly what I’m all about, running with the ball at pace,” Raman said about his winner, after receiving the ball in his own half from Juan Miranda and staying ice cold to finish off Jürgen Klinsmann’s side.

Keeping calm despite the 2-0 deficit

Raman, who was brought on in the 60th minute, describes the game as an exhilarating cup tie. He also attributes their success to their dedication to sticking to their game plan, despite falling two goals behind. “We stayed calm and showed our quality in the second half,” said Raman, after what he described as a deserved victory for Schalke.

Our goal is to reach the Final in Berlin

Benito Raman

“Our goal is to reach the Final in Berlin,” said the 25-year-old after making it through to the quarter final, but the Belgian knows it will be far from easy, “it will be a difficult game, no matter who we come up against.”

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