West Ham United star Cheikhou Kouyaté speaks of pride following historic achievement

West Ham United's Cheikhou Kouyate

West Ham United midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté is proud at scoring the first ever competitive goal at the London Stadium.

West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate scores their first goal

Following much anticipation, West Ham United played their first ever match at the London Stadium against Domzale in the Europa League qualifiers on Thursday night and the Hammers were able to mark the occasion by claiming a comprehensive 3-0 victory.

Cheikhou Kouyaté was the star of the show for West Ham on the night after he grabbed a brace and the midfielder managed to earn himself a place in history after becoming the first ever player to score in the London Stadium, finding the back of the net on the 8th minute with a well taken finish.

West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate celebrates scoring their second goal

Kouyaté has now gone on to speak regarding his achievement and has stated that he has been left very proud at making history for the club.

The Senegalese international was quoted saying by the Daily Mirror, “I am so proud to have scored the first goal. The game was very important for the club. This is a very big memory for me, a big moment. Historic. I don’t think the people who came to watch expected me to score the first goal!”

West Ham United's Cheikhou Kouyate

Kouyaté then went on to speak regarding West Ham’s ambitions for the upcoming Premier League campaign and has stated that the Hammers firmly have their sights set on earning a place in the top four.

He continued, “We must stay humble, keep our feet on the ground. All the games will be very difficult, we know that. But nothing is impossible in football now. If we keep together, anything is possible. Yes, it is possible for us to get to the Champions League. Why not?”

West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate with West Ham manager Slaven Bilic after being substituted

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