The only thing missing was the Hornets’ supporters, but Troost-Ekong is hopeful they’ll be back at Vicarage Road when Watford walk out for their first home game back in the top flight.
“This day would’ve been complete if we had a full stadium, because it would’ve been a special day,” he said. “It might not have been the prettiest football today, but I don’t think anybody will have cared. The three points are all that mattered and we managed to do it.
“We can still hear the fans [outside the stadium]. We went out to see them, which was amazing.
“The exciting bit of all of this is that next year we should be able to get fans in the Premier League and it will have been like we never left.
“If there was ever a year for us to not be in the Premier League, this was it. Now we’re back and hopefully the fans will be back, and it’ll feel like we never left.”