My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

​Gracia says Deeney 'spirit' leading Watford charge

Watford boss Javi Gracia has hailed his captain Troy Deeney for leading the team with 'spirit'.

Deeney scored a goal in a big home victory over Tottenham on Sunday but Gracia is adamant the striker means much more to the side than just goals.

"He is the captain, he is the spirit and you can see he always tries to set an example and help everyone," Gracia said Deeney's performance.

"Today he has been very important and not only in scoring a goal. I said many times it is not only when the strikers score goals that they are important for us. They work during all the minutes and help us score goals."

About the author

Nedeljko Djukic

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?