Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong reacts after scoring his first goal for Watford


Nigeria international defender, William Troost-Ekong, has reacted after scoring his first goal for English club, Watford.

27 year old Ekong scored in his side's 3-2 victory over Coventry City in Saturday night’s Championship game.

The centre-back powered a fine header past goalkeeper Marko Marosi from James Garner’s  corner making it Watford's sixth win of the season.

Troost speaking to journalists said;

“James Garner put a fantastic ball in and made it easy, I just had to run on to it,” Troost-Ekong told Watford's website.

“It was an important moment and set-pieces are so important in this league, you see how they can change games. It’s been going against us so far this season so to score from a set-piece is massive.

“I’m happy I managed to contribute like that today and hopefully we can get some more during the season.”

“The goals for are really important. We have to do a bit better, we’ve been conceding too many in the last few games but there’s so much we can still improve and I think this team has so much potential,” he continued.

“We just have to keep going and keep working, keep the goalscoring going and hopefully we won’t concede as many goals from set-pieces as we have done.

“The first half we were dominant but just missing a goal. We played well in possession today, we moved the ball better than we did in the previous games and it’s always nice when we score the first goal.

“We lost ourselves for a minute when they got the two goals back, but we showed great character to come out with the three points.”

Watford are now second on the league table, one point behind leaders Reading and Troost-Ekong believes the position will boost their confidence.

“If you’re looking at the target for the rest of the season, we need to stay on course, so it’s important we stay up in the table, but everyone knows how close it is,” he added.

“If we’d lost today we might have dropped five, six or seven places, so I don’t think you can really look at the table yet, but it’s important for the feeling and for the momentum.”

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