Udinese of Italy defender, William Troost-Ekong is relishing three points picked up by his club in the Italian Serie A, as he acknowledged how their win against Chievo Verona helped them ease relegation worries.
Troost-Ekong was on for 90 minutes in the game, while Stefanno Chuka Okaka played for 52 minutes before he was replaced, and the Super Eagles star is cherishing the outcome.
A 1-0 win at home in Dacia Arena saw The Friulian White-Blacks end a four-game winless run, much to Troost-Ekong’s delight, but admits The Flying Donkeys gave his side a tough fight in Sunday’s game.
Łukasz Teodorczyk‘s goal helped Troost-Ekong’s Udine-based side return to winning ways and the 25-year-old stopper, who made his 28th match for Udinese was equally happy to play a key role in helping his team get maximum points, which saw them move four places above relegation.
Rather than get carried away by the scoreline at Dacia Arena on Sunday, Troost-Ekong is introspect, and footballlive.ng can report that the Super Eagles star admits it did not come easy.
However, Troost-Ekong is looking ahead of his side’s next outing, as they prepare to visit SS Lazio on February 25 in Rome, and believes it would be the right way to consolidate on their burst to 15th spot on the table.
The former Tottenham Hotpusr of England youth team player, who has also had stint with Haugesund of Hungary, KAA Gent of Belgium and Bursaspor of Turkey, was on for 90 minutes of Sunday’s game, while Stefano Chuka Okaka was replaced in the 57th minute.
It turned out to be tougher than expected against Serie A’s last placed team, but Troost-Ekong is happy that his side still carried the day, even after Teodorczyk’s late penalty was saved, but he was able to tap in the rebound to give Udinese victory.
Now with 22 points from 24 games, Udinese look safe on the Serie A log, and Troost-Ekong took to social media to state how much the victory on Sunday meant to him, as he posted: “Plus three points #ForzaUdinese – at Dacia Arena.”