Success: “We Fought Really Hard To The End”
Watford forward Isaac Success said he was immensely proud of the team’s performance last night, despite exiting the Carabao Cup after losing out on penalties to Tottenham at Stadium MK.
The Nigerian led the line as a lone striker, holding the ball up well and getting himself on the scoresheet - putting an angled drive past Paulo Gazzaniga in the Spurs goal to open the scoring.
Defeat aside, Success was pleased with the opportunity to play and the way in which the team competed against a strong Tottenham side.
“We gave everything from the start of the game,” said Success. “I think we were just a bit unlucky. I’m proud of the team.
“We fought really hard to the end of the game, and I just want to say congratulations to the players, and to the team in general for their efforts.
“I’m just happy to be part of this great team.”
Getting his second goal in as many Carabao Cup games - his two starts this season - Success was keen to highlight the strength of character in the group of players not starting in the Hornets’ Premier League games.
“I’m proud of myself and the team as well,” he said. “I just want to say thank you to the coach as well for the opportunity given to myself and to the rest of the players as well. I think we really showed our character and determination that we really want to play.
“I think with the performance we brought out today, getting the victory would have been something precious for the team, but we keep our head up and get ready for the weekend’s game against Arsenal.”
Pressed on his own performance, after giving glowing praise to others, the striker said he thinks there is still more to come from him as an individual, after a dominant display against a backline that read Aurier, Sánchez, Alderweireld, Davies - giving each of them problems as he worked all across the top of the pitch.
“I wasn’t scared of getting tired - this is my second 90 minutes of the season,” said Success. “I just felt like I needed to give everything for the team.
“When I get tired I can be changed, but I kept pushing to the end and I was happy to get the first goal for the team.
“My aim was to keep the ball always, and to make sure the team can come up and support and that's exactly what I did.
“I tried with all my activity inside the pitch to help my team, and I’m happy that my fitness level is getting better day by day, so hopefully I have more to give to Watford and to the fans.
“Every day, week-in, week-out, I just want to be part of the team and the success in the future.”