Watford manager Claudio Ranieri has suggested that William Troost-Ekong may lose his spot in defence after he conceded a late penalty in his side’s 2-1 away loss at Brentford on Friday night.
Watford had led from the 24th-minute – when Emmanuel Dennis leapt well at a corner to power in a headed goal.
With six minutes left Watford’s resolve was broken after Pontus Jansson equalized for Brentford.
And deep into stoppage time Troost-Ekong brought down Saman Ghoddos who drove into the box, which saw the referee point to the penalty spot.
Bryan Mbeumo dispatched the resulting penalty giving his side a 95th-minute winner.
And when Ranieri was asked if the Super Eagles defender deserved to keep his place in the team – also taking into account the huge mistake he made in the recent 4-2 loss at Leicester:“Now, we’ll see everything, and I can speak with him,” the Italian was quoted by Hertfordshire Mercury.
The former Leicester manager stated he will have to see if his first choice defenders, who have been sidelined due to injury, are ready to play.
“And also I have to see if there are some players ready to play. Because my defensive line is not ready to play, because (Christian) Kabasele wasn’t ready. (Francisco) Sierralta isn’t ready. I have to see.”
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