Watford forward Odion Ighalo has stated that he has finally realised his dream of playing at the Wembley Stadium by the virtue of his club qualifying for the Semi-finals of the FA. Cup.
Ighalo and Algeria's Adlene Guedioura were on target in Watford's 2-1 win against Arsenal in Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final clash at the Emirates.
According to watfordfc.com, Ighalo who ended a run of seven games without a goal, said he hopes to a step further by playing in the final.
"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,” Ighalo said.
Commenting on his goal, Ighalo said he always had the belief that he will end his goal drought.
He also thanked his manager for his support during his lack of goals.
“We went there 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," Ighalo told West Ham website.
“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.”
He added: “The team has always been great, even against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. You can see the way we worked hard from the start to the finish."
Ighalo also hailed teammate, Guedioura, for his wonder goal which put Watford 2-0 up, also thanking their fans for the massive support.
“All I can say about his [Guedioura’s] goal is ‘wow’. When I saw his shot I said ‘wow’ but it’s not the first time I’ve seen him do that. He did it last season at Cardiff, and I know if he hits the target it’ll go in. It was a great goal and I want to watch it again!
“If we can win at the Emirates, we can win any time that we go there, because it’s just determination and working hard together as a team. We went to the game with nothing to lose. Arsenal are a great team, they are defending champions.
“It’s been great having the fans around, at Vicarage Road and away. We want to thank them for giving the full support. Without them we can’t win this game. We want them to come out again in numbers against Stoke and cheer us to victory.”Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN