Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong  said he aims to become a “leader” as soon as possible in his new club Udinese.

Troost-Ekong who signed from Turkey’s Bursaspor has already made his debut. He praise the quality of competition in the Serie A, adding that he was bound to learn more.

“I am very happy to be at a club like Udinese and in an important league like Serie A. I hope to learn Italian as soon as possible,” he said in a presentation Press conference.

“I have always been seen as a leader in every team I played for. I am someone who talks a lot on the pitch, as I have to organise the defence, and that is something that comes naturally to me. This is why I think it’s important for me to learn the language quickly.

“I had only one training session with Udinese before I made my debut against Parma, but we all improved in the second half. It’s just the beginning and we are getting to know each other.

“Now it’ll be very important to start with a home win against SPAL on Sunday. Serie A is very competitive and the level really is high throughout.”



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