English Premiership

Deeney laments 'crazy' Flores exit

2016-05-16 18:30
Troy Deeney (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Watford striker Troy Deeney has admitted his displeasure at seeing manager Quique Sanchez Flores leave the club after the Spaniard's good work at Vicarage Road.

The 27-year-old striker enjoyed an impressive debut Premier League campaign with his 13 goals in 38 appearances helping the Hornets to a 13th-placed finish, and he believes the club were wrong to sack their manager.

"His time here has been a success," Deeney said. "He's brought me on a lot as a player. I have nothing but gratitude. We've had 16 new players and he's made it seem effortless.

"Sunderland have been in the bottom three and managed to stay up, and Sam Allardyce is being hailed as a great manager, which he is, for keeping them up.

"But we've seemingly coasted through this season and our gaffer's been sacked. It's one of those crazy ones."

Although the club hierarchy decided to part ways with the former Valencia and Atletico Madrid boss, he believes that he achieved his primary objective in safely navigating the Hornets through their first campaign back in the top flight.

"My job is absolutely complete," Flores said. "The only target we had is to keep the team in the category and the way we did this was amazing.

"We didn't suffer, we enjoyed it, we didn't suffer against the big teams. Always I feel we are in the right way. For me, 45 points is a lot of points for a team just promoted.

"So I hope for next year a lot of players are coming, more players, more quality with the base of this year. I think the normal thing for Watford next year is trying to improve the performance in the Premier League."

Read more on:    watford  |  english premiership  |  troy deeney  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Thursday, 05 December 2019
Sheffield United v Newcastle United, Bramall Lane 21:30
Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion, Emirates Stadium 22:15
Saturday, 07 December 2019
Everton v Chelsea, Goodison Park 14:30
Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 17:00
Watford v Crystal Palace, Vicarage Road 17:00
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Manchester United, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 08 December 2019
Norwich City v Sheffield United, Carrow Road 16:00
Newcastle United v Southampton, St. James' Park 16:00
Aston Villa v Leicester City, Villa Park 16:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers, The American Express Community Stadium 18:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.