Edje: We are there should

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today - BY TOM DUTHIE

WIL­LIAM Ed­jenguele doesn’t pre­tend the crit­i­cism that fol­lowed Dundee United’s home draw with Dum­bar­ton last week was nice to be on the re­ceiv­ing end of.

But he wouldn’t have it any other way.

De­spite tak­ing just one point from their last two games, the Tan­ger­ines are only two points off the top of the Cham­pi­onship and a win at Falkirk to­mor­row could put them in first place.

If that doesn’t hap­pen, the sup­port­ers won’t be happy but, again, the big French­man doesn’t want to see that al­tered.

Be­cause, so long as the de­mands of Arabs are high, the “Edje” knows he’s at a big club and the right one for him.

“This is where you want to be. You can ask any player in the world and they should tell you that,” he said.

“I don’t know if it quite works in English but what we say in French is you have to in­vite this kind of pres­sure be­cause it means you are at the right kind of club.

“I do not want to be some­where where it is OK to lose ev­ery few games, be fifth or sixth in your league.

“I want to be at a club where you are ex­pected to be at the top and must go into ev­ery game look­ing to win.

“That is what the ex­pec­ta­tion is here and that is how it should be. This is a club that should be get­ting pro­mo­tion.”

And Ed­jenguele has as­sured Arabs the play­ers were hurt­ing af­ter the Dum­bar­ton draw and ev­ery bit as frus­trated as them.

“It was a dis­ap­point­ing re­sult, es­pe­cially be­ing at home. It doesn’t mat­ter the team we play, you ex­pect us to win when we play at Tan­nadice.

“It was frus­trat­ing and ev­ery­one was dis­ap­pointed. The great thing about foot­ball is an­other game comes and this is a good one. Hope­fully, we can go to Falkirk, play bet­ter than last week and come back with a vic­tory.

“Then ev­ery­thing will be OK. It would be a big win. Falkirk have not started well but it is too early to look at the ta­ble and think who is a good team and who is not.

“It does not mat­ter where Falkirk are in the ta­ble. It is al­ways a tough place to go and they are a good team and a squad with good play­ers.”

Falkirk is also the place where Ed­jenguele had his most en­joy­able game so far in tan­ger­ine.

Tan­ger­ines de­fender Wil­liam Ed­jenguele. Dundee United’s Wil­liam Ed­jenguele — pic­tured bat­tling with Dundee’s Faissal

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