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Watford EPL return, biggest moment of my career — Ekong

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Nigeria and Watford defender, William Troost Ekong, has picked Saturday (24:04:2021) as the biggest moments in his football career.

Eking spoke just after the Hornets sealed their place back in the English Premier League following a hard fought 1-0 win against Millwall at the Vicarage Road.

Ekong joined the club last summer from Italy Serie A side, Udinese. He was instrumental to the team getting back to the elite division after spending just one season in the lower division.

”It’s amazing. I can’t really put words to it now,” said the Nigerian, speaking in the moments after Watford sealed promotion with a 1-0 win over Millwall.

“It’s one of the best days in my life and in my career so far. We worked so hard for it and now we’ve done it, so I’m really pleased for all the boys.

“Credit to everyone from the backroom staff, to the media staff, to the manager, to all the physios, to the owner, to everyone. It’s amazing and it’s been a team effort.

“A lot of the time when you have a relegation it’s difficult to pick yourselves up. Everyone at the club did amazing to give us the best chance and now we’re here, so we’re all really happy.

“It’s crazy in there [the changing room]! I had to step out for a minute just to catch my breath. There’s a lot of partying and I think deservedly so. So much hard work has gone into this, so this is the pinnacle.

“I think we have to enjoy it because you don’t get moments like this very often. At the start of the season everybody said we wanted to do it, but it’s one thing saying it and another thing actually doing it,” Ekong told Watford official website.

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