Inside the life of William Troost-Ekong
William Troost-Ekong - A true example of perseverance, hard work and self-belief.
Serie A defender and Nigerian National Team Leader - an elite player at the top of his game. But the journey to get there has been far from easy.
Take a look into William's private life as he candidly opens up about the challenges he has faced over the years - from being told that he would never become a player, to dealing with the pressure of playing in high stake games.
This is a story of a player who has beaten the odds and made a name for himself.
You have to fight for something. You can't get there and think you've already made it.
William's journey to prove himself to the world didn't come from talent alone. In fact, he was not considered an amazing talent or stand out performer in his youth. William speaks about his youth training in England and how he used self-belief and motivation to overcome his greatest setback - being told that he would never become a player.
It became a big point for me to prove - first of all to them, then to myself and after to the world - that I was good enough to go all the way to the top.
William's performances at the World Cup and in Serie A are exceptional. But it comes with hard, disciplined and smart work with his personal trainer, Lucas Kruel to keep improving his performances. William and Lucas' work has evolved over the years as they have accomplished great things and look ahead towards achieving significant goals.
I make sure I do everything I can to get the best out of myself.
Get a sneak peek into the private trainings of William in his Italian home, on the pitch at Dacia Arena and on the streets of Udine. A true insight into William's work behind-the-scenes, how it enhances his performance and why he chooses to train with Lucas.
I started training with Lucas because I wanted to make sure that I did everything I could to be the best version of myself.
ENHANCE YOUR GAME WITH William's PERSONAL COACH
YOUR NEW TRAINING PROGRAM
Lucas Kruel has now designed his own online training program for all athletes seeking to perform better on the pitch!
With the online #TRUSTMYCOACH fitness program, you will be training with Lucas' guidance and alongside the football stars Rafinha, Douglas Costa and Thiago Alcantara.
All #TRUSTMYCOACH workouts are based on the original training plans of the stars but are adapted to your personal fitness level.