Two days after joining the Little Zebras from Bursaspor, the Nigeria international made his Serie A bow in a 2-2 draw against Parma.
With Udinese looking for their first win of the season, the 24-year-old is confident of improved performances from his teammates and aims to get the maximum points on his home debut.
“I had only one training session with Udinese before I made my debut against Parma, but we all improved in the second half. It’s just the beginning and we are getting to know each other," Troost-Ekong was quoted as saying by Football Italia.
“Now it’ll be very important to start with a home win against Sampdoria on Sunday. Serie A is very competitive and the level really is high throughout.”
However, Troost-Ekong – a regular fixture in Gernot Rohr's team - is hoping to learn Italian in an effort to aid his communication with his new teammates on the field.
“I am very happy to be at a club like Udinese and in an important league like Serie A. I hope to learn Italian as soon as possible,” he added.
"I have always been seen as a leader in every team I played for. I am someone who talks a lot on the pitch, as I have to organise the defence, and that is something that comes naturally to me. This is why I think it’s important for me to learn the language quickly."