The president paid for “emergency non-public flights” for Gabrielsen

Ruben Gabrielsen (28) was sponsored a clean journey house after heroic efforts on the emergency nationwide staff. For within the south of France he has turn out to be an necessary man.

TV 2 commentator Øyvind Alsaker has hardly taken as a lot off for the reason that legendary Sergio Agüero-

in 2012 as when he let himself be carried away by the sacrificial tackles of Gabrielsen and associate Andreas Hanche-Olsen in the course of the emergency nationwide staff’s 1-1 achievement in Vienna.

– For a stopper pair, Alsaker shouted, whereas sideman Brede Hangeland exulted:

– It is so beautiful to see!

Gabrielsen ended the match with the captain’s armband round his arm in his nationwide staff debut for Norway. It’s a position he has turn out to be nicely accustomed to.

In French Toulouse, it took no quite a lot of months after the switch from Molde earlier than he was appointed captain.

He’s necessary for the southern French membership. So necessary that membership president Damien Comolli dished up a non-public aircraft just for Gabrielsen, who transported the Norwegian from Vienna to Toulouse the identical night time because the emergency worldwide match.

At half previous one on Thursday night time, Gabrielsen was safely positioned in mattress at house within the “pink metropolis”.

– The president was very beneficiant there. I’m very pleased about that, says Gabrielsen to VG, however he’s eager to level out that he’s not a luxurious animal.

– Put me on a scheduled flight, and I sit there with my music and smile. I had no drawback with that, says the person who made the web boil with this superhero clip in reference to the choice for the emergency nationwide staff:

How is it {that a} 28-year-old from Gjøvik who till January had by no means performed for a membership outdoors the Eliteserien, simply over six months later can turn out to be captain of a major French membership with ex-players corresponding to Tottenham star Serge Aurier and the French nationwide staff participant Wissam Ben Yedder?

– We struggled in Ligue 1 within the spring, so there have been some matches the place I stated a little bit. I began speaking, stated what I felt, identical to I did in Molde. I made calls for. It clearly fell in style, says Gabrielsen.

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