Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong, has revealed his best defend partner in super eagles. Ekong reveals he has a good working partner with Leon Balogun when it comes to defend the goal post in the National team.
Troost-Ekong and Balogun formed a formidable partnership under the current coach, Gernot Rohr, but Balogun has seen his position come under threat after falling out of favour with the coach due to injuries and a lack of playing time with Brighton.
In an Instagram Live chat with Super Eagles Media Team, Troost-Ekong, despite having partnered Kenneth Omeruo, Chidozie Awaziem and Semi Ajayi, said he enjoyed his partnership with Balogun the most.
“There have been many different partnerships I have had. Again, over the last five years, the games I have played, most of them were with Leon,” Troost-Ekong said.
“He has been very good; I think we have a good understanding. Leon has more experience; he came one year before I played my first game for the Super Eagles.
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“He is like a big brother to me and it has been good playing with him, I have learned a lot from him as well.
“It always makes it easier when you have the same kind of mentality because you can understand each other well and you make good decisions together.”
Troost-Ekong, who is the vice-captain of the national team, has 42 caps, scoring two goals in the process.