When the league does resume, no doubt Deulofeu will be missed. After all, the forward had racked up four goals and five assists for the Hornets this season before his injury. But he remains confident that the team has enough quality without him to still get across the line.
“It’s really tough because I know my teammates are going to miss me because I’m doing really good things for the team,” he said. “But there are more players who are going to take this opportunity. We have great players who are going to help the team and we’re going to achieve our objectives to remain [in the league] of course.”
One player Deulofeu expects to step up in his absence is Ismaïla Sarr, who has also contributed to nine goals (six goals, three assists) from the opposite flank to the Spaniard this campaign.
“He’s a really good player, really young, his pace is amazing and it helps the team a lot because when we do the counter-attacks from both sides – from my side and Ismaïla’s – the team can go up [the pitch] and it helps the team a lot,” he said. “He gets good assists, good goals. In the present and in the future, he’s going to be a really good player for Watford so we’re really happy to have him in the team.”