Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has told defender William Troost-Ekong, to move to a bigger club in a bigger league in Europe, to improve his game.
Troost-Ekong, who currently plays for Gent in Belgium, put in another fine performance, as Nigeria defeated Algeria 3-1 in a 2018 World Cup qualifier last weekend .
Rohr believes a player of his quality, should be plying his trade in one of the top leagues.
“Ekong just have to change club. He must play at a higher level. He wants to go to a Belgium club, but he just has to play at a better level. He just finished a season in Norway, but his game has outgrown the club he intends going to, and I think we have to help him get a club at higher level to improve his game,” Rohr told newmen.
“We have to do it quietly because it is not official work of a national team coach, but I know clubs in the higher leagues would be willing to give him offer. Ekong and Balogun have impressed me in their partnership in the Eagles central defence. So we must find ways to help them improve better.”
Rohr continued: “I am satisfied with the two central defenders that played against Algeria and I believe they can only improve with time, but I will be going to search and monitor players in Europe to strengthen the Eagles defense ahead of the World Cup qualifiers next year.”