Udinese of Italy defender, William Troost-Ekong has declared that he is very eager to get victory with his new club this weekend, as he goes for his first home match since arriving this summer from Bursaspor of Turkey.
The former KAA Gent of Belgium stopper said he was happy to hit the ground running and debut last weekend with his Udine-based side, despite training with them only sparingly, but said his attention is now on his first home fixture in Serie A and he wants to win it.
Heading into Sunday’s match, Troost-Ekong said he aims to become a leader in Udinese’s squad and, while acknowledging the quality of competition in Serie A, says he is bound to learn more on and off the pitch, especially the Italian language.
“I am very happy to be at a club like Udinese and in an important league like Serie A. I hope to learn Italian as soon as possible.
“I have always been seen as a leader in every team I played for. I am someone who talks a lot on the pitch, as I have to organise the defence.
“That is something that comes naturally to me. This is why I think it’s important for me to learn the language quickly.
“I had only one training session with Udinese before I made my debut against Parma. It’s just the beginning and we are getting to know each other.
“Now it’ll be very important to start with a home win against SPAL on Sunday. Serie A is very competitive and the level really is high throughout.”