Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo has said that Watford could have won at Chelsea but he was still delighted the team got a point in London.
Odion Ighalo who is now just three goals away from equaling the highest number of goals scored by a Nigerian player in the English Premier League after he netted his 13th goal at Chelsea on Saturday rued his side’s mistakes letting Spanish striker Diego Costa net a brace.
“We could have gone away with the three points, but sometimes when you make mistakes you have to pay for it. We allowed Diego Costa to run behind the defence and score, but this is football and we want to keep going,” he said.
“The team really worked hard, from Gomes to the midfield and to the top with me and Troy. We really gave our best and we pushed to the last minute, so it’s a deserved point for us.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni holds the record of the most prolific Nigerian striker in the EPL after his 16 goals for Portsmouth in the 2003/04 season.
Osaze Odemwingie is a close second after his 15 goals for West Bromwich Albion in the 2010/2011 season.
Ighalo’s 13th goal in the league was his sixth goal in five consecutive EPL games.
“It was a difficult game but I am happy we got a point out of here because coming to Stamford Bridge and taking a point is very good.
“The team really worked hard from the start to the finish and there’s a lot of confidence building in the team, so we want to keep going.”
Last season, Ighalo scored 20 goals to win Watford promotion back to the English top-flight after many years in the lower league.