Super Eagles and AS Monaco defender, Elderson Echiejile who was recently recalled from his loan spell with Belgium side Standard Liege, has arrived in France and he’s set for action for the Leonardo Jardim- tutored side.
Monaco, who are currently second on the log of the French Ligue1, had to recall the Nigerian international to fortify their squad ahead of important fixtures lined up for the team.
The team has a chance to win a domestic treble, having qualified for the semifinal of the Coupe De la Ligue where they face Nancy on the 24th of January, and the Coupe de France, where they have qualified for the Round of 32 and the French Ligue1 title where they are just two points behind leaders, OGC Nice who have 44 points after 19 games.
On the continent, the 2004 UEFA Champions League finalists battle English Premier League top side Manchester City in the round of 16.
Speaking exclusively to AOIfootball.com after arriving in camp, the former Sporting Braga left wing back said he is poised for the challenge.
“I am not new to this kind of challenge and even now that I know the club needs me more, I’m ready to bring my experience to the pitch and ensure we win all the trophies available and at our reach.”
“I will speak to Coach Jardim, and I’ll know the role the club wants me to play. I’m ready to give 100 percent to ensure this great club becomes champion of France once again; I believe we have what it takes to do it” enthused Echiejile.
AS Monaco will battle Olympique Marseille tonightin a Match Day 20 clash at the Orange Velodrome Stadium but Echiejile is not expected to feature in the encounter.