Nigerian defender William Troost-Ekong has expressed his excitement at finally having the opportunity to play in the premier league next season.
Watford finished second in the Sky Bet Championship and we’re promoted to the premier league alongside champions Norwich City.
“It was a long way coming. Eight years ago, I came close to doing that with Spurs, but the dream is now a reality,” Ekong told NaijaMade on SuperSport via scorenigeria.com.ng
“The Premier League is the best league in the world. There is a lot of prestige as everyone follows the league and you test yourself against some of the best players in the world.”
The former Udinese player also said he had to give up Italian Serie A to play in the Championship just to get to the premier league.
“I thought about that (decision) for a long time and discussed with the family,” he revealed.
“I was ready to put in the work and take on the challenge.
“I took a step back to make progress.”
Troost-Ekong also hailed his teammates in the Super Eagles for their excellent works in their various clubs.
“I am excited because this means a bright future for the country as these strikers have their best years ahead of them,” he said.