By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Watford manager Quique Flores has admitted that he is concerned by his side’s lack of goals in recent weeks but will not put the blame on Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo or his strike partner Troy Deeney.
The Hornets were defeated 1-0 by league leaders Leicester City at Vicarage Road on Sunday, making it three games in a row and five of their last six league outings that they have failed to score in.
Flores, though, was keen not to put all of the blame on Ighalo and Deeney, instead calling for other players to share the goalscoring burden.
When asked whether he is concerned about the goal drought, Flores told Sky Sports News: “Of course. We have problems to score in the last matches. For me it will be interesting not to look at the strikers (Ighalo and Deeney) in this case, it’s important to get goals from the other lines, I don’t want to put pressure on the strikers.
“It was very difficult, they defended very well, lots of intensity through the middle. We created some attempts, we make one mistake and when they score first it is very difficult.
“It was the first time a lot of our defence had played together but after 15 minutes we created stability. The possession is 50-50, the attempts is 11-10, but the goal is the key.”
The defeat means Watford are still 12th in the Premier League table.