‘If I can reach the Premier League, I will feel like I have achieved a lot’: Let go by Tottenham in 2013, Nigeria’s William Troost-Ekong targets World Cup success and a return to England

  • Former Spurs player William Troost-Ekong will play for Nigeria against England 
  • The defender is currently at his seventh club by the age of 24 in Bursaspor 
  • After leaving Spurs in 2013, he made his senior Nigeria debut in 2015
  • He has targeted a return to England in the future to set the record straight

Former Tottenham youth player William Troost-Ekong has opened up on the incredible journey that has led to him playing against England for Nigeria on Saturday.

The defender is currently at his seventh club by the age of 24 after a turbulent youth career. He has now seemingly found a home in Turkish side Bursaspor and will be travelling to Russia for this summer’s World Cup.

Troost-Ekong departed White Hart Lane following the appointment of Tim Sherwood. He claims he lacked belief in his abilities and admits they ‘did not have the best rapport’ before leaving Spurs for Groningen in 2013.