Watford manager, Quique Sanchez Flores on Friday at a pre-match press conference declared that Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo remains his team’s main man despite his six games goals drought and missed chances against Manchester United last Wednesday at Old Trafford.
Flores and his lads will on Saturday play host to Premier League leaders Leicester City who will be looking to take another step towards the title at Vicarage Road in a late kickoff.
Flores who believes the Hornets will need to be on their game right from the outset if they are to defeat Premier League leaders Leicester City says he has confident in the former Granada man whom is sure can hurt the Foxes.
“I don’t think he has lost confidence in himself – he is fit and very confident.
“He is creating chances – and he is making goal scoring attempts. He is our main player and he is the main striker,” Flores added.
“I trust him to continue to do the work he has been doing for the team. He is not only scoring, he is helping the team in other aspects.”
“I think we are doing well – we have surpassed the first objectives because many were expecting us to be at the bottom right now. Now we can move to other objectives – of doing better in the remaining games.” Flores told FCNaija.com
The Nigerian international spurned a number of gifted opportunities in the midweek defeat at Old Trafford. Ighalo’s form has dipped somewhat in recent weeks – having previously scored 13 goals in 19 league games before the turn of the year he has now managed just one from nine outings in 2016.
The Hornets could really do with Ighalo and his strike partner Troy Deeney returning to form against the league leaders.