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Villarreal’s Ekambi unconcerned by opening game blanks

Villarreal’s Ekambi unconcerned by opening game blanks

Villarreal striker Toko Ekambi has said he is not worried after failing to score in the opening two games of the La Liga season.

Ekambi, 25, joined the Yellow Submarine from French side Angers after netting an impressive 17 goals in 39 games last season.

His arrival was much anticipated after the La Liga club sold Cedric Bakambu last season and his form in pre-season – saw him net impressively.

However, an opening day blank was also matched with a defeat for Javi Calleja’s side, but they improved on that performance againstĀ Real SociedadĀ – with a draw against Sevilla at the weekend.

In those games, Ekambi has played a total of 151 minutes and has mustered up 3.5 shots per game – an impressive statistic and one of the highest in the league, but with no goals to show – many are wondering if the Cameroonian can be a good replacement for Bakambu.

“I am very good, I like this club and I am very happy after the first two days of La Liga. I adapted very quickly, I know I have not scored yet, but it is not the most important thing.

“I prefer the team to play well and get points, If I do score, then good.”

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Nikola Sansone, Carlos Bacca and Gerard Moreno are all battling with Ekambi for a place in Calleja’s starting eleven this season.

Villarreal will now prepare for the visit of Girona on Friday evening, hoping to get a first win of the season and appease a nervy Estadio de Ceramica.

Girona themselves, have not got off to the best start – drawing 0-0 with Valladolid and losing 4-1 to Real Madrid.