By James Agberebi:
Watford fans are so impressed by Odion Ighalo’s pre-season form that some of them are tipping the Nigeria striker to emerge as the top scorer in the 2015/2016 Premier League season.
The Super Eagles forward has scored six goals in four pre-season games and the fans expect me to take the form into the new season.
Some of the fans took to Twitter after the team’s 2-0 win against Paderbon, in which Ighalo scored.
@igaMoore wrote: “I swear the #BPL fans are gonna enjoy watching Odion Ighalo.”
@ForeverHornets added: “Stand out performers for me were Prodl and Ighalo. Deeney not at his best but still 2 assists, Capoue both sloppy and brilliant #watfordfc.”
@MattKibbler is confident Ighalo will be on song in the new season, writing: “Watford not doing too badly in pre-season. Ighalo is currently a goal machine, hopefully brings that when the season starts!”
@danny_ion was so impressed, he was short of word. He wrote: “Odion Ighalo. Wow. #watfordfc.”
@Emmybalotelli made a bold prediction: “Ighalo always scoring for Watford…he’s going for the EPL golden boot.”
@max_hendo added: “Ighalo is having a brilliant pre season, Watford are blessed with strikers at the moment, long may it continue #watfordfc #YooouORNS.”
@SemtexSports wrote: “Ighalo is from another planet. Backing him for at least 10 next season. #WatfordFC.”
@DanielOwens1979 added: “#Ighalo has that brilliant knack of almost always being in the right place at the right time. Poachers instinct is priceless. #watfordfc.”
Meanwhile Ighalo has hailed the club’s pre-season training camp in Germany, stating that it has allowed the team’s new recruits to integrate with the squad.
The Hornets who gained promotion to the EPL, have added in their ranks Allan Nyom, Valon Behrami Giedrius Arlauskis, Sebastian Prodl, Etienne Capoue, Jose Holebas and Matej Vydrain ahead of the upcoming campaign.
According to watfordobserver.co.uk, speaking after the 2-0 win against Paderborn on Sunday, Ighalo said: “Yes, of course [the camp has helped us bond]. We have been together for a week with the new guys and we are playing together, training together, eating together and playing some cards together.
“I think it is really good for the team. We have bonded and I think that really helps us.”
Ighalo who has netted six goals in four pre-season games so far, however called on his team-mates to continue working hard ahead of the new season.
“They have been great, working hard together and we can see what they have put into the team. With the rest of us I think we have a good team but we still need to keep working hard to make sure we are ready to go for the season.”