Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure stated that his “Premier League dream” could come true this coming season if he is given a chance by the club.
The Frenchman, who signed for the Hornets back in January, was loaned out to Granada for the remainder of the campaign last season.
Despite not making a single appearance for the Golden Boys before moving out, he has played a part in two of the pre-season games so far.
Midfielder wants to get new season underway
Walter Mazzarri appears to have Doucoure in his plans for the forthcoming season, with the midfielder featuring heavily in the games with Stevenage and Union Berlin.
The 23-year-old labelled himself as a “box-to-box” midfielder, and after getting game time under his belt, he is excited to get the new season underway.
“I’m feeling very good, I like the team and I like being around here, I’m very excited to start in the Premier League this season,” he told the official club website.
He likes to help out with both the attacking and defensive side of the game, that is according to the player himself, who will be looking to make an impact in the Premier League.
Doucoure has big chance to impress
Last summer, the Hornets tried to capture Doucoure, but he opted to stay in his hometown of Rennes, but after renewing their interest in January, the midfielder arrived at Vicarage Road.
On the final day of the transfer window, the midfielder penned a four-and-a-half year deal, and playing in the Premier League is a dream come true.
He added: “The Premier League is so intense, it’s the most exciting league in the world and the players have to be so fit to get through the season.”
The Frenchman said that the reason for him not signing last summer is because he wife was pregnant and it was “better” that the player stayed in France.