–Says team, not him deserves praise
A Typically modest Odion Ighalo preferred to heap praise on his Watford teammates Tuesday night rather than focus on his contribution to the Hornets’ 2-1 win at Brentford.
In-form Ighalo’s incredible scoring run continued at Griffin Park, the Nigerian netting both goals as the ‘Orns leapfrogged the Bees in the Sky Bet Championship.
“I wouldn’t say I’m the main man, it’s all about teamwork and without my teammates I can’t score the goals, so credit goes to the team for the great win tonight (Tuesday night),” Ighalo told Hornets Player, responding to a question about his starring role in recent weeks.
“It’s an important three points, it doesn’t matter how we played – it’s better that we play bad and win than play good and lose.
“Every game in this Championship is difficult, we just need to keep on getting the three points.”
True to the words of the terrace song in his honour, Ighalo said he always believed an opportunity might come late on if the Hornets kept putting pressure on 10-man Brentford.
“As a striker I want to keep on scoring goals,” said the front-man, who scored the winner in the 90th minute.
“We were playing against a good side and they were one man down, so I thought if I kept on going I would get the opportunity.
“I just kept on pushing because I knew something might come out of the game, so I’m very happy and I thank God that we got the three points this night.”