Nigerian Fans Are Amazing, Says Troost-Ekong


Bursaspor of Turkey defender, William Troost-Ekong has declared that one big motivation he gets when playing for the Super Eagles is the amazing support from Nigeria’s soccer fans.

While reiterating his desire to be part of the Eagles’ squad to this year’s World Cup in Russia, Troost-Ekong said he will try to motivate his teammates to put in their very best in order to make their fans happy.

Troost-Ekong declared that he is in high spirit for the Mundial and believes Nigeria will do well at the tournament.

While acknowledging that his season in Turkey was up and down, the Dutch-born stopper stressed that he prospect of playing at his first World Cup for Nigeria has kept him going.

The former Tottenham Hotspur’s youth player parried speculation over where he will be playing next season, saying the World Cup remains his priority for now.

“It has been an amazing journey so far because everyone wants to play at the world cup; we have been training hard and I can tell you we are all in top shape.

“Playing for Nigeria is one of the best things to happen to me because the fans have been amazing, supporting us everywhere we go. So, we will try and give them something good at the World Cup. Everyone is ready and we just can’t wait to be in Russia.

“The season was a mixed one for me. I still have a contract with Bursaspor so we will see what happens. For now, I just want to focus on doing well at the World Cup and then take it from there,” Troost-Ekong recounted.


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