Watford boss backs William Troost-Ekong to recover from blunder vs Leicester

Published on: 30 November 2021


Watford manager Claudio Ranieri has backed William Troost-Ekong to emerge with fresh focus after his blunder that gifted Leicester City their opening goal at the weekend.

“It’s focus – focus on the match,” Ranieri told a press conference on Tuesday.

“That was a mistake because he thought he was alone and said ‘okay I’ll leave the ball to the keeper’ but the keeper didn’t ask for the ball.


”Now I’m sure it never never can happen again because it would be very strange if it happened another time.

”I’m sure Will will be very focused and very determined in every match we play.”

The Italian also said he and his players have been giving Troost-Ekong plenty of encouragement in the wake of the error, in order to help him react in a positive way.

“I think this is the right way,” he said. ”

“Also his teammates say ‘come on, that can happen’ we have to react.”