Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo believes Watford will be one of the 20 teams that will participate in the English top flight next season.
Watford recorded their third home win of the current campaign on Saturday with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Norwich City to clinch the ninth spot on the premier League log after six wins, four draws and five defeats.
Watford skipper Troy Deeney smashed home from the spot after Ighalo had been fouled by Alex Tettey inside the area to put the Hornets ahead before the Nigerian international who was a nightmare to the Norwich defence for the entire duration of the game added a second in stoppage time after being denied twice by Norwich keeper Declan Rudd with good blocks as well as producing a great save to push away his close-range toed effort.
The goal was Ighalo’s second in two games and ninth in 15 league games as Watford recorded their third victory at home. When quizzed by 366football.com on Watford’s survival chances, the former Granada man who is highest goal scorer in English football in 2015 said;
“We are not really bothered about that for now but I think we have a team that can survive but like you do know, its only God who knows what will happen.
“Having said that, we want to keep pushing. We just want to game by game and remain focus ahead of every game no matter the opposition.” Ighalo stated.
The combination of Ighalo and Deeney means the Hornets statistically have the most creative pairing in the league. The duo have now combined to create 24 goal-scoring chances for each other in the Premier League this campaign – more than any other pair.
With 12 points to play for before the turn of the new year, Ighalo and his team mates have on their hands, trips to the Stadium of Light and Stamford Bridge where they face Sunderland and fumbling Chelsea respectively. The Hornets currently sit ninth on the log with 22 points, mathematically, they are 18 points away from guaranteed safety.