Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong has come out to emphasize the importance of fans in football. He recently revealed this after Watford’s game vs West Bromwich Albion in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.
According to him, playing with the fans in the stadium felt really nice, and the players definitely enjoyed the game better with their presence.
Ekong added that not scoring a goal was surely disappointing because he would’ve loved to hear the roar and cheers again.
His words, “It was really nice; I think all of us really enjoyed the game [on Saturday],”
“It was important just to get the minutes in but playing in front of the fans is something we’ve been waiting to do for a long time.”
“It is a bit of a shame we could not give them a goal. I think we were quite close a few times, I would have loved to hear the roar and cheers again.”
“When we came out and when they named us on the team sheet, it is nice to hear all the fans here and we are going to need that support this year.”
“It makes all the difference, and I think it was only three or four thousand here but it felt like it was 15 or close to 20 [thousand] because you’re so used to having empty stadiums. Having the support makes all the difference, and it was great.”
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