Watford forward Troy Deeney says a new fitness plan helped him lose a stone during pre-season training. The 30-year-old has enjoyed a good start to the season as the Hertfordshire outfit have won their first three Premier League games – their best ever start to a top-flight campaign.
And the former Walsall man says his fitness is now much better and so he is now enjoying the game more.
“I’ve obviously come out and said I’ve got my own nutritionist and I’ve employed different people to help me look after myself, but that is just because of my age,” Deeney told talkSPORT.
“I’m 30 now so I’m not naive and thinking I can do what I want; party like a rock star and still perform at the weekend.
“So I’ve started looking after myself. I’ve lost about a stone, but more in muscle mass than actual fat.
“And I’m just enjoying football again. I think that’s the part people don’t understand, I got into a little rut where it became a job for me, and once something becomes a job I don’t really enjoy it.”