Former Watford skipper and striker Troy Deeney has backed Nigerian International Emmanuel Dennis to become a legend at the club if he stays long enough. The Nigerian striker has made a hugged impact in the club since joining them at the begging of the season. He has made headlines for his impressive displays for the Hornets.
Troy Deeney Encourage Emmanuel Dennis to be a Legend at Watford
The 24-year-old has scored six goals and recorded five assists for Watford this season, and Troy Deeney is tipping the player to drop and landmark in the club with his performance. Emmanuel Dennis is one of the top player’s for Claudio Ranieri’s side this season. Deeney is already considered a club hero after scoring 140 goals in 419 appearances for the Hornets, 47 of which arrived in 165 Premier League during an 11-year stay.
And the 33-year-old believes the Nigerian has the quality to be mentioned in the same breathe as some of the club’s finest legends in history if he stays long enough. According to him, he said: “Legends before me: Luther [Blissett], John Barnes, Tommy Mooney, Tommy Smith everyone has a legacy, and they do so much up to that point,” Deeney told Watford’s official website.
Hey also said: “I’ve made my point, and it’s up to the guys in the squad now to take it further than I ever could.”
“The legends of this club all move forward, and I’m just a name. There is an opportunity for someone else. I think [Emmanuel] Dennis is playing great, and if he sticks around for five years, he could go and do that as well.”