Watford captain Troy Deeney has come out with a brutally honest assessment of Tottenham’s performance in their defeat to the Hornets yesterday.
The description will remind fans of Deeney’s famous ‘cajones’ Arsenal speech last campaign.
Watford went joint top of the league with Chelsea and Liverpool after the win, with all three clubs sat on a perfect 12 out of 12 points.
Spurs now slide back into the pack after a promising win at Old Trafford last week.
Deeney claimed that Spurs ‘didn’t like it up ’em’ in his rant, after Watford scored twice from set pieces against Pochettino’s men.
“We cause people problems, we are big lumps, people don’t like it, then we limited their chances.
“Character shown, we were disappointed first half, going forward poor, but showed resilience, we can make this place a fortress, two goals were great.
“Today gives confidence, four wins is a huge achievement, some people say we have only beaten lesser teams, this gives us more respect, but this will be a tough month.”
The Watford boss, Javi Gracia, echoed Deeney’s words of confidence.
He said: “He’s the captain, the spirit. You can see always his example. Try to help everybody and he has been very important, not only scoring a goal. They work during a lot of minutes to win the games.
“I arrived in January and from the first day he has been the same. He hasn’t changed, wants to win, works a lot and tries to be a good example as captain.
“When you ask me last week about winning all the games but no team as important as Tottenham, all the team important for me. To beat Tottenham important because they are a very good team.”
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