“GT Would Be Very Proud”

Confident, battling, tireless. All words used to describe the Hornets' performance in the 2-1 defeat of Arsenal on Tuesday night.

Speaking to watfordfc.com after full-time [prior to Graham Taylor's funeral on Tuesday afternoon], captain and goalscorer Troy Deeney reflected on a showing in the likeness of any famous GT Watford side. 

“It's Graham Taylor's funeral tomorrow, and we'd like to dedicate this result to his family. 

“I think the first-half performance would be something GT would be very proud of. The result is the best thing we can give to him and his family.”

After a run of form in which the Hornets' fight had been questioned by fans and in the media, Deeney believes the Gunners win goes some way to rectifying that. 

“We were poor at the weekend [against Millwall],” he admitted.

“The gaffer asked for a reaction. We dug in during the second half, and got the result we deserved. It was a case of taking it to the opposition and making our fans realise we really wanted it.”

First Team 31/01/2017

Highlights | Arsenal 1-2 Watford