I Have Not Given Up On Ighalo – Walter Mazzarri

I Have Not Given Up On Ighalo – Walter Mazzarri


Odion Jude IghaloWatford manager Walter Mazzarri still has confidence in Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo despite his poor form.

Ighalo who finished Watford’s highest goalscorer last season has scored just once in the current campaign.

The 27-year-old striker was on Sunday, October 16 dropped for his compatriot Isaac Success in Watford’s 1-0 win at Middlesbrough.

Mazzarri has however, backed Ighalo to find his form soon.

“He still has confidence because we as a team have confidence in him,” Mazzarri told Daily Star.

“They are periods where players are more in form than others. But we believe in him and it is just a matter of him scoring.

“Mainly what I ask from my forwards is not to score but to play well. Of course he came back from Nigeria two days ago so it is very difficult to prepare.

“I have four forwards and various options and will make a decision later.”

Watford travel to Wales where they will face Swansea in the next Premier League matchday.