Former Nigeria and Norwich striker Efan Ekoku has hit out at Super Eagles vice-captain William Troost-Ekong for his “horrible pass” that led to Brighton and Hove Albion’s second goal in their 2-0 win over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Watford began their league campaign with a 3-2 win over Aston Villa, but suffered a defeat on Saturday, in which the former Udinese man made a regrettable mistake.
The Hornets went behind after just 10 minutes when Shane Duffy headed in a Pascal Gross cross.
Four minutes before the half-time break, Troost-Ekong attempted a pass from the back, but it was intercepted by Mali international Yves Bissouma, who played in Neal Maupay as the Frenchman carefully slotted the ball past Daniel Bachmann in the Watford goal.
“Just can’t do this against players of the quality of Yves Bissouma. Talked about the timing of the challenges,” Ekoku told SuperSport as quoted by AllNigeria.
“Look at the speed at which he recovered the ball away from Tom Cleverley. Horrible pass from Troost-Ekong and that is a smart finish from Neal Maupay, gives the goalkeeper the eyes.
“It is not an easy finish, most of the credit has got to go to Bissouma,” Ekoku added.