>
My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Watford captain Troy Deeney: West Ham players were taking the mick

Watford captain Troy Deeney has hit out at the mickey-taking of West Ham players yesterday.

Deeney said his team were motivated to fight back from 2-0 down at West Ham because they felt their opponents were embarrassing them.

Dimitri Payet set up Michail Antonio's second goal with a rabona after Manuel Lanzini had tried to score with the same skill.

Odion Ighalo, Deeney, Etienne Capoue and Jose Holebas gave Watford victory.

"As a player I though they were trying to mug us off a little bit," Deeney told BBC Radio 5 live.

"You can appreciate good skill and that was great skill for the second goal but as a professional you cannot allow someone to do that to you.

"You see that in the playground with six and seven year olds and we are grown men.

"There were some harsh words said to each other and everyone had that fire in their belly again."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?