Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo has explained how playing for Premier League club Watford has helped him in his career.
Ighalo linked up with Watford in 2014 and was integral in the club’s promotion to the Premier League in the 2014–15 season.
The 32-year-old scored 33 goals In 82 league appearances for the Hornets before moving to Chinese Super League outfit Changchun Yatai in 2017.
“If you want to talk about Odion Ighalo, my career, my success, and my life and career, you can’t take Watford away from it. Without Watford FC I don’t think I would be where I am today,” he told Watford website.
“What I did at Watford in the first season in the Premier League, is what I am still enjoying today. People remember what I did in the Premier League, and I really enjoyed my time at Watford. I’m grateful for the club, the fans still love me and I love the fans.
“I still follow Watford. I just hope things will change and the team stays up.” He also went on to compare the Saudi top-tier with some of the other leagues he played in.
“I’m enjoying my time here. It’s my second year here in Saudi Arabia with a different team and everything is going well. I’m scoring goals and the team is doing well, so I’m happy.”