Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has hailed the perfect partnership between club Captain Troy Deeney and Nigerian international Odion Ighalo after both players combined to send FA Cup holders Arsenal out of the competition.
Flores is wowed by the “telepathy” understanding by the two players who are understandably best pals. Ighalo pounced on Deeney’s 50th-minute knockdown to open the scoring.
“The telepathy between the players, when Deeney touches it, Ighalo knows where the ball is going – they are an amazing couple for us,” Flores told BBC Sport.
The manager also hailed the contribution of Algeria international Adlene Guedioura who scored the second goal in the encounter.
“He [Guedioura] represents the behaviour of our players very well,” the Spaniard added. “He has not played a lot, but he kept working hard and now has the prize.
“We have a very strong unit, and sometimes we need to remember we are a squad and doing something important this year.
“I feel fantastic, I’m really happy for the players and the fans. They follow us and it is an amazing prize for them.”
Watford who gained promotion to the premier league this season are now through to the semifinals of the prestigious FA Cup with Deeney and Ighalo leading their charge for a major trophy this season.