Watford Head Coach Quique Sanchez Flores says Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo and his team-mates showed him they have big personalities after the Hornets bounced back from last weekend’s defeat to Arsenal to beat Stoke City 2-0 at the Britannia on Saturday.
Mark Hughes’ men were beaten on their own patch and the Hornets were back to winning ways thanks to goals from skipper Troy Deeney and Almen Abdi with Ighalo providing both strikes.
Flores who was full of praise for his players after the encounter says his lads players performed with a high level of confidence and in the best possible style.
“The players showed me they have big personalities. The team has an amazing soul. We created some attempts and it was important to score for the confidence for the future.
“Maybe we will make a report now and look back. Thirteen points is okay so far and I think the players feel they are very competitive in this category which is the most important thing.
“We worked very hard,” he added. “In the first half, we had a little problem with Shaqiri but we were stronger in the middle in the second half and we didn’t let so many one-on-one situations come along.” The Watford boss said on the Hornets’ official website.
Before the Britannia clash, the Potters had won four on the bounce – three of those in the Premier League – but a superb away-day display from the Golden Boys brought that run to an end in some style, and clinched a third Watford win of the season.