Coach joyous at team effort.
Balestier Tigers coach Darren Stewart was full of emotion as his side beat Albirex Niigita to make it into the StarHub League cup final.
Earlier in the season, the Australian had stated he wanted to be the one to bring a trophy to Balestier in order to repay the faith of the chairman S. Thavaneson.
After the 1-0 victory, he is one step closer to achieving that goal, just ninety minutes against Brunei DPMM separate Balestier and the desperately desired trophy.
Speaking to the S-league, Stewart reiterated how proud he was of his players.
“I haven’t got words enough to describe the performance by the lads tonight; they were magnificent to say the least.
“I can’t be more pleased for the boys that they made it to the final. They didn’t do it just for me or for themselves; they did it for the chairman.
“Thava has done so much for the players and they and I really appreciate all that he’s done for us all.”
A brimming Stewart continued to praise the quality of his side’s performance.
“All of our players gave it everything; they had the hunger and never stopped chasing after every ball, backtracking whenever we lost it,” Stewart continued.
“Every player made it their mission to win this match, It wouldn’t have mattered who we played this evening, there was no way my players were going to let their opponents win this match.
“To win silverware for the club, the supporters and most of all, for the chairman, is why we are in this final and it will be massive for this club if we can pull it off on Saturday.”