Troost-Ekong Fails Napoli Test In Serie A


Udinese of Italy defender, William Troost-Ekong again failed to replicate his national team form at club level, as he ended up in a nightmare outing for his team against Napoli in Serie A.


Just as it had been in the previous game before the international break, against Juventus, Troost-Ekong put almost every foot wrong and, after giving away a goal, was promptly yanked off before half time.

The word out of Udine now is that the former Holland youth international might have come to the end of his nine-match starting role spell with the club, as Udinese manager, Julio Velázquez appears to have run out of patience with the Super Eagles stopper.

Such fears are now rife, after Troost-Ekong was taken off in the 35th minute of Udinese’s 3-0 loss to Napoli on Saturday evening, as the defender continued the poor form he had displayed in his last four matches for Udinese in the Serie A.

Before going off, Troost-Ekong had a passing rate of 52.9 percent, touched the ball 19 times, won no aerial duels, made no tackle, got no interception and had no clearances.

These were really low statistics for Troost-Ekong, who has started all nine matches played by Udinese in Serie A, but now looks doubtful of a similar leverage against Genoa next weekend.


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