Udinese of Italy defender, William Troost-Ekong has declared that he and his colleagues in the Super Eagles will not put up their hands in surrender at the Africa Cup of Nations, but says they will keep fighting until they reach their targets at the continental soccer showpiece, megasportsarena.com reports.
A 2-0 loss against Madagascar in their last group match on Sunday dented the Eagles’ pride, and put a clog in their wheel of progress, but Troost-Ekong insists they are not done with aiming for a fourth title.
The Holland-born stopper, who played Nigeria’s first and third matches so far at Egypt 2019, but was benched for the 1-0 win against Guinea in their second group game, admitted that Sunday’s loss to the debutantes from Malagasy was a huge blow to the Eagles’ aspirations, but vowed that they will bounce back this weekend against Cameroon.
They have a potentially explosive face-off with Ghana on the cards, yet Troost-Ekong refuses to be cowed, as the ex-Tottenham Hotspur of England youth team player, who has also seen action with Dodrecht of Holland, Haugesund of Denmark, Gent of Belgium and Bursaspor of Turkey, says the Eagles will return to winning ways on Saturday.
”We will learn from this and we’ll move on. We have to keep fighting, I think it is wake-up call now, we are going to be ready for the next game.
”We did enough in the first two games, we wanted to do better this game and we’ll prepare for the next one,” Troost-Ekong submitted.