It’s a good time to be at Watford right now – Ekong

Posted On 24 Apr 2021
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Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong is still basking on the euphoria of Watford’s victory over local rival Norwich City.


The Nigerian international was on parade as Watford snatched a 1-0 win over already promoted Norwich at the Carrow Road on Wednesday.


It was a victory that Watford established a nine points gap ahead of third-placed Swansea City and strengthed their chances big of regaining promotion to the English Premier League.


Speaking to the club’s website, an elated Ekong said the team gave their all to achieve the impressive result.


” It’s been a team effort, Since the Head Coach came in, the main thing is we play further away from goal, stay high as much as we can and play in Norwich’s half as much as we could. If you stay away from your own goal then it’s harder for them to score.”


” Then when they do get close to our goal we are organised. And if they get past that then Dan [Bachmann] has been outstanding. There are different levels to it, but everyone is chipping in and we are getting good pressure on the ball. Not many teams get one-on-one so that is credit to the whole team as everyone is following their man. Everyone is ready to give everything to the team and it’s a really good time to be at Watford right now.”


“We knew what we had to do. We didn’t start well at Luton and were on the back foot the whole game. Everyone was upset and we used that to motivate us. We knew they would play without any pressure [after being promoted on Saturday] so we got at them. We didn’t want to be part of a showcase game. We knew from the first whistle we were here to get something. Everyone knew the importance of this game and these are the sort of games we want to play in next season. It was a massive win.” he concluded.



Troost-Ekong arrived at Vicarage Road last summer and he has been a valuable addition to the squad, starting 31 games this season.


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Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.