Watford of England defender, William Troost-Ekong has expressed dismay with the defeat suffered by The Hornets on the day he got to wear their captain’s band in the English Premier League, megasportsarena.com reports.
With the Super Eagles’ star lining out as stand-in skipper, Troost-Ekong would have hoped for a better result at home, but The Hornets suffered a second straight defeat in the new season.
However, while admitting it was not the result he hoped for, Troost-Ekong admitted he was totally delighted being captain of the side against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
The 28-year-old defender, who previously played for Tottenham Hotspur of England’s youth team as well as Haugesund of Norway, Dordrecht of Netherlands, AA Gent of Belgium, Bursaspor of Turkey and Udinese of Italy, is now looking for better days ahead.
He was handed the band by Watford’s coach, Xisco Munoz, but it ended in a disastrous first time out for the Dutch-born skipper of the side, right in front of their home fans, as The Hornets suffered a 2-0 defeat at Vicarage Road.
It was the away team, who played a more improved game in the second half and managed to secure maximum points courtesy of an own goal from Francisco Sierralata in the 74th minute and Hwang Hee-chan in the 83rd minute.
Apart from Troost-Ekong, Peter Oghenekaro Etebo and Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure also featured in the game, which was the second in a row for Watford after they had lost 1-0 to Tottenham.
While Troost-Ekong initially admitted he was frustrated that his side lost at home, the Eagles’ assistant captain added later that he felt highly honoured with the opportunity to lead the squad.
Troost-Ekong posted on social media: “Absolute honour to lead the boys out for the first time over the weekend. Will always do my best for the team.”