Troost-Ekong

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Super Eagles assistant captain, William Troost-Ekong has stated that the team is battle ready for the friendlies against Algeria, reports Pnosports.com.

The three-time African champions will take on the Algeria B Team in their first friendly at the Mohamed Hamlaoiul Stadium, Contastine on Friday.

The second friendly against the Riyadh Mahrez led Desert Foxes is billed for the Miloud Hadefi Stadium, Oran next week Tuesday.

The Super Eagles won their last two games against Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe and Troost-Ekong hopes the team will maintain the winning momentum.

“We want to try and win all the games and improve on all areas, we are playing against Algeria, one of the top teams in Africa,” the Watford defender told NFF TV.

“We have to show them respect but at the same time even though it’s a friendly game we will try and win the game and prepare ourselves for the qualifiers that would be coming up next.“

Head coach, Jose Peseiro has invited a number of new players for the friendlies following the absence of some of the regular players.

Troost-Ekong believes it is an opportunity for prove their class at the international level.

:“It’s a great opportunity for the new players to show themselves and for all of us to blend together and understand what the coach expects from us,”he added.