13/10/2016

Mazzarri On Success, Deeney, Ighalo & Injuries

The topics were wide-ranging as Walter Mazzarri faced the TV cameras ahead of Sunday’s trip to Middlesbrough this afternoon.

As well as Watford’s return to Premier League action at the Riverside Stadium, the Hornets’ Head Coach was quizzed by the national media on Isaac Success’ chances of featuring on Teesside, the prospect of Troy Deeney scoring his 100th Watford goal, Odion Ighalo’s recent form and all the latest injury news ahead of the weekend.

On having a fuller squad to work with following the end of the international schedule, Mazzarri said: “Today was the first day when I had the whole team together after the international break and I spoke with them.

“I told them that they needed to be concentrated immediately and to be focused for the next game.

“It’s not easy when you have only two or three days before your next game after an international break, but I think that I have players who are very responsible so I am very happy for that.”

Watch the full press conference - where Mazzarri also discusses his side's lack of clean sheets so far this season - in the video above.

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Under-23's 13/10/2016

Lewis | “I've Grown Up In The Game”

Wide-man Dennon Lewis believes he has made great strides forwards during his time on-loan at National League side Woking, but still believes there is even more to come. 

Lewis has earned rave reviews for his performances so far in Surrey, with the 19-year-old an ever present in The Cards' starting line-up and scoring three times to boot.

The Academy graduate, who is due to spend the whole season at the Kingfield Stadium, has been delighted with his performances to date and happily acknowledges the benefit of time spent playing first-team football away from Vicarage Road. 

"It's been really good and I'm really enjoying the benefits of playing men's football," he told watfordfc.com. 

"The football's a lot more physical as it's the men's game as opposed to Under-23 football. Hopefully when I come back to Watford next year and if I'm integrated a bit more with the first-team, I can show what I've learnt and how I've improved as a player."

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