Ekong proud of decision to leave Udinese for Watford

Ekong proud of decision to leave Udinese for Watford

William Troost-Ekong is still basking on the euphoria of helping Watford gained promotion to the Premier League.

Ekong said he’s excited about the prospect of playing in the premier league and stated that decision to leave Italian Serie A side Udinese has really paid off.


Ekong joined the Hornets in the summer of 2020, few months after penning contract extension with Udinese, but he’s decision was widely criticised by fans who believed, he’s gone downward.

The former Bursaspor of Turkey rock solid defender damned all the talks and went one of the reason Watford will be playing in the top flight division next season.  

“When I made the decision to come to Watford, of course, that was something that I thought about very carefully and discussed with Gino Pozzo, who is the owner of Watford, and my family, too.

“Because this is the kind of decision where you have to kind of swallow your pride, because, of course, there’s the prestige of playing in Serie A. And that was one of the biggest leagues in the world.

“I was really enjoying myself there, and my family was at home as well. But to come back to England and to the Championship, where there’s the prospect of living my dream of being able to get to the Premier League, was a chance I felt I had to take.

“But there were no guarantees. I think anyone knows how difficult the Championship is, and how relentless this league is. So, yeah, that was a real big decision for me. And one that I’m very happy turned out the way it did.

“And to all the people [who] had their questions when I made that move, here is their answer. So, I don’t have to explain myself any more for that. But I think that’s kind of been the story of my life.

“I’m just very proud that I’ve managed to demonstrate to myself and to anyone that if you really want to do something, set your mind to it and be ready to take on a challenge because that’s the only way you’re going to get better in life.” He told ESPN.

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