Watford captain Troy Deeney has had his fair share of success this year with nine goals in the league this season coupled with six assists as his side sit on a comfortable 37 points, but the Englishman has now had his say on who is the toughest player he’s had to face this season.
Speaking on the BBC’s Match of the Day 2, Deeney revealed that Leicester City defender Robert Huth was his toughest opponent he’s faced so far.
“Huth is old-school – an out-and-out defender who really enjoys the physical side of the game.
“That is normally the side I thrive on too, but I did not have much joy against the German. He is horrible to play against, in the most complimentary way.”
Deeney went on to complement the excellent communication skills of the table toppers’ back four.
“But in terms of talking to each other, the whole Leicester defence never stopped for the entire game, including Kasper Schemeichel in goal… That is one of the reasons they are so well organised at the back.”
The 27-year-old was complimentary not only of Huth but of centre-back partner Wes Morgan, saying how difficult it was to create chances with the pair manning the backline.
“When Watford had the ball in wide areas they kind of left us to it… One takes the near post and the other takes the middle of the box near the penalty spot as if to say ‘go on, cross it, and we will deal with it’.”
Leicester have already played Watford twice this season, winning both games and the Foxes now sit seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham after the north Londoners slipped up against Liverpool at the weekend.
Darragh Culhane, Pundit Arena