Udinese of Italy defender, William Troost-Ekong has admitted he is very happy with the few days he will get off from action, as he seeks time to recover energy from a hectic first season in the Serie A.
Footballlive.ng reports that Troost-Ekong was in action for Udinese at the weekend, and helped his side eke out victory against Cagliari, but the Super Eagles stopper noted that he also played Boxing Day football at full senior level for the first time last week.
It was also the first time the Serie A would try out action into Christmas and beyond, such that all the players were stretched to the limit, and Troost-Ekong admitted on Sunday it is time to rest, relax and recover all.
Now that the Italian top-flight goes on a week’s break, Troost-Ekong said he will come out more refreshed for the second half of the season, and is happy to end the first half with a 2-0 win for his club.
The 25-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur of England youth player and ex-Haugesund of Norway star, joined Udinese from Bursaspor of Turkey in the summer, and has now started in all 19 Serie A matches.
Troost-Ekong is happy that Saturday’s win helped move his Udine-based side five points off relegation zone, into 13th position on the log, with 18 points from 19 games.
He is now expecting better thrills in 2019 and stated: “A good way to finish 2018. It is now time to recover the energy and start again for the second part of the season! +3 #ForzaUdinese.”