Isaac Success: hard work to pay off soon

Watford FC starlet Isaac Success is optimistic that the hard work he’s putting into the pre-season will pay off when the EPL season starts.

Isaac Success: hard work to pay off soon
Isaac Success in a pre-season match for Watford I Source

The Nigeria U20 player joined the Hornets from Spanish side Granada in a club record deal of around £12.5m and became the third summer signing of Walter Mazzarri earlier this July.

“I’ve been working really hard at the training ground but it’s been very enjoyable, and I know the work I’m doing now will pay off when the season starts,” he told

Success had a fantastic season with Granada though scoring just six goals in 30 La Liga appearances as the club fought tooth and nail to avoid the drop. However, the performance was enough to earn the 20 year old striker Granada’s player of the season award.

The player was delighted to feature for the club’s U-21s in a friendly match against Chivas on Tuesday and believes that such practice matches will continue to boost his readiness for the tough EPL season.

“I got 15 or 20 minutes in the first two friendlies [at Woking and Stevenage], which was good, and to play an hour for the Under-21 team yesterday was really important for my fitness.”

It is not clear what role success will be given by head coach Walter Mazzarri but his ability to play as a wide man or in a central attacking position is sure to ender him to the manager. Odion Ighalo, another Nigerian already in the team and certainly, one of Watford’s most important players will be a source of encouragement and motivation for Success as the new season beckons.

Watford begins their EPL campaign at St. Mary’s against Southampton in what will be a debut season for both Success and Mazzarri.