Waford and Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo says an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley is a dream he’s always nursed and that Sunday’s win was just rewards for the Hornets hard work.
Ighalo was back amongst the goals as Watford booked their place in the FA Cup Semi-Final following an impressive 2-1 victory away to reigning champions Arsenal at the Emirates.
Ighalo in a post-match interview admitted that he was excited to be playing at the Wembley -the home of English football and how delighted he was to be back on the score-sheet.
“It’s a dream because I’ve never played at Wembley before. It’ll be a dream come true for me to play there. Not only to play there but to win and play in the final would be great.
“We came here with confidence and worked hard together as a team, and we got the result. Although I haven’t been scoring for the last couple of games, I keep on working hard because I know strikers go through what I’m going through.
“But I keep my head up and keep on working because I know the goals will start coming again. I hope it’s a start of goals coming again.
“Goals always give confidence to strikers. When you’re not scoring you think about a lot of things and do things you shouldn’t do. But the gaffer has always said that I’m doing everything right and that I just need to keep working hard and doing what I’m doing, and the goal will come.
“Sometimes I feel like I’m letting the team down by not getting the goals because when you don’t score goals you don’t win games. So that’s why every time I want to do my best and try to score.
“The gaffer told me that I’m not letting the team down in anyway, I’m working hard and I should keep working hard and the goals will come.” ” Ighalo told Hornets PlayerHD after the game
The victory proved to be an all-round excellent performance as the Hornets beat Arsenal for the first time since 1988.