Dutch-Nigerian Defender Ekong Boast – Super Eagles Are Better Than Holland

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Super Eagles of Nigeria defender William Troost-Ekong says the Super Eagles of Nigeria stand a better chance of beating the country of his birth Netherlands if both teams come up against each other.

Ekong who was born in the Netherlands to Nigerian parents is a full blown international for Nigeria, and has formed a near perfect relationship with Leon Balogun in the heart of the central defence of the Super Eagles.

The Bursaspor defender who expressed his sadness over the inability of the Netherlands to qualify for the World Cup next year in Russia said the confidence mood in the Super Eagles will power them past the Netherlands if they square up against each other.

“It would be a nice match. We are Nigeria and our style is different from the Dutch team, beside we have lost only once in our last team games. I find it difficult to compare but I think we have a good chance to beat the Dutch team”, Ekong told Voetbalzone.nl.

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” Of course I’m no longer keen on supporting Holland but there are boys with whom I played with or against ‎and that makes me feel sorry for them not being able to make it to the World Cup in Russia.

” It would have been a great deal for me to play against the Netherlands. I cannot explain right now why things are so bad with Holland because I didn’t see all their matches. I only followed the results and I read about it”, he concluded.

Michael James