Watford coach salutes record-breaker Ighalo

Nigeria striker, Odion Ighalo, has received the praises of Watford manager, Quique Sanchez Flores, for yet another top-notch performance in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.

Ighalo scored twice as the Hornets overcame West Ham 2-0 at Vicarage Road – their second consecutive victory in the League – as well as his six and seventh strikes of the season.

The Spaniard expressed his satisfaction with the all-round performance of the 25-year-old who was not just spectacular with his goals but his defending also.

“It is not just the scoring, but the work rate of Ighalo is really good for the team,” the 50-year-old former Valencia coach told Sky Sports after the game.

“He knows his defensive position and I think he always puts in a high performance,” he added.

Watford moved up to ninth in the League table as a result and are only five points outside of the top four all thanks to Ighalo.

The former Granada striker carved his name in the history books becoming the highest goal-scorer in the club’s history in the Premier League surpassing Heidar Helguson and Hameur Bouzza.

And the Nigerian couldn’t hide his joy about this feat but attributed his success to teamwork.

“I’m happy about my goals, but I’m most pleased about the team performance. We played very well today and we deserved the win and the three points,” Ighalo told Watford official website on Saturday.

“We’ve been performing great this season, not just today, and we’ve been working hard together.

“The team have been pushing, we run for each other, we fight for each other, and it’s been great.

“I’m happy for the spirit today, we won last week and that gave us a boost to push on.”