The experienced Super Eagles Vice captain has revealed what keeps the team going despite recent travails
William Troost-Ekong has said the unity in the Super Eagles has helped the team become stronger and it’s what new players see when they come in.
In an interview with NFF TV via Complete Sports, he said the spirit in the camp is high ahead of the game against Algeria.
”it’s been good we are very happy to see the boys back together and the staff. We have a game coming up against Algeria and spirit has been high, training has been good and we are just working hard to improve our team cohesion and be ready for the game.
“The secret to our team is that there’s togetherness. We have experienced a lot in the last year, for the new guys they are welcome and they will have to do the initiation and singing still but the most important thing is that they are comfortable with us and they can show themselves on the pitch and contribute
“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 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.“
On the new players who have just joined the team, the stand-in skipper said: “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.”
A number of players are expected to make their debuts for the Super Eagles against Algeria but the team must first overcome the test of the Algeria B team on Friday.
Adebayo Adeleye, Godwin Saviour, Ebube Duru and Raphael Onyedika are all in line to make their national team debuts for Nigeria.