Troost-Ekong: “It’s Everything We Wanted From The Game”

By: Watford FC Staff

Watford defender William Troost-Ekong etched his name onto the scoresheet in a thumping 4-0 victory over rivals Luton Town.

The Nigerian international got his goal just before half-time, poking the ball in from close range, after Keinan Davis had opened the scoring with an impressive piece of improvisation. After the break, João Pedro and Ismaïla Sarr completed the encounter with two final strikes to secure a famous victory.

Troost-Ekong was particularly satisfied to give the supporters a memorable performance and notch his first of the campaign in the Sky Bet Championship.

“I’m still buzzing to be honest; the adrenaline is still going and it’s everything we wanted from the game today,” Troost-Ekong said.

“It’s a party in the dressing room at the moment. We spoke about a lot of things this morning when we all got together. We said, guys, there’s no more time to talk, it’s time for action.

“If there was one match I wanted to win all season, it was this one at home, and to get on the scoresheet for my first goal in the league is great as well.

“It was amazing [to score]. I felt a bit lost when it went in and I didn’t know what to do with the celebration, but I was just buzzing. All goals count, I think I was about half a meter away and put it into the roof of the net – I almost put it over!”

Celebrating with the Watford faithful after his goal, the 29-year-old harnessed their passion and was thrilled to contribute to a remarkable scoreline.

Troost-Ekong continued: “I think [the atmosphere] was the best part. The supporters were behind the team, with the crowd chanting the players’ names and getting excited – it gives us that extra boost.

“Luton got more deflated as it went on and I think I got a yellow card for running into the crowd; hopefully no one got hurt, but I would do that every day if I could. It was amazing.”

The centre-half is aware that it will be vital for Watford to maintain this momentum heading into the fast-approaching fixtures before the winter break, in a busy second-tier season.

“We have to try and enjoy this afternoon, but we also have to keep our main focus on remaining consistent,” he added.

“Last Saturday we said the same thing and on Wednesday we were all very disappointed. Today was a great reaction, but we can’t keep going up and down. It’s an afternoon to enjoy, my family is here as well so I will go and spend time with them. They will be over the moon and after that we have to get our heads down again and win some games in a row.

“I’m just so happy that we managed to get the three points today very convincingly and I think it was a great team performance and it’s what we needed. It has now been a couple of games where we have shown that at home, but we now need to show that away as well.”

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