Williams Troost-Ekong has revealed that playing for the Super Eagles team has changed his life.
The centre back has featured for Nigeria since 2015, and has not looked back since then, he played all the matches for the Super Eagles, as they secured World Cup qualification.
Troost-Ekong, 24, has revealed his excitement at the Super Eagle’s qualification and wants a win against Algeria in their upcoming friendlies.
“It is a big achievement for Nigeria and for me to qualify for the World Cup,” Troost-Ekong told NFF website.
“It has encouraged me to continue to step up my game in preparation for the World Cup, and of course, at the tournament itself.
“We should aim to finish our World Cup qualifying campaign unbeaten and again use this as a game to improve as a team.
“I am excited to be competing against the very best in the world and probably my generation is something to look forward to. But that level of respect is where the Super Eagles should be too, so this is a chance for us to test ourselves.
“The experience garnered playing for the Super Eagles has been life-changing for me. Facing some of the best forwards in Africa, whilst having to perform and deliver for such a football-loving nation like Nigeria is a pressure that improves you as a player.
“I enjoy being with the team, and working with quality players. Playing alongside someone like Leon Balogun with his quality has definitely helped, but I would feel just as comfortable playing next to anyone now.”