Watford defender, William Troost-Ekong, has appeared to launch a subtle jibe at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Super Eagles star continued his youth career at the North London side after leaving Fulham in 2010.

However, he left Spurs after failing to make the club’s first team and joined Dutch top-flight side FC Groningen.

“One of my last moments at Tottenham, before I left Spurs, was when I had a meeting with one of my coaches, he told me and my mum that I wasn’t good enough to play, that he didn’t think I could make it as a football player,” Troost-Ekong had told Udinese website.

“This kind of upset me so much at the time but later became a big point for me to prove, first to them, then to myself and finally to the world that I am good enough to make it to the top.”

However, the 28-year-old had no regrets afterwards, expressing his delight for not giving up on his dream.

“Eight years, six countries, seven clubs, 227 club and 50 international appearances after being told I wasn’t good enough for the Premier League. I made my dream come true. What’s next?! Believe in yourself!!! 14/08/21,” Troost-Ekong wrote on Instagram.