Flores: How Ighalo Can End Goal Drought

Flores: How Ighalo Can End Goal Drought

Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has advised Odion Ighalo not to put himself under pressure as the Nigeria striker seeks to end his goal drought.

Ighalo failed to add to his 14 Premier League goals as Watford lost 1-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

He has only managed to score two goals in his last 12 matches in all competitions.

Flores assured that the club will do everything possible to support Ighalo.

"He's not scoring so we need to support him a lot," Flores told the Watford Observer. "Of course, the moment he scores it becomes easier for the team.

"My work with Ighalo now is to try and take away pressure. He has put pressure on himself. It's like he feels he has to score. That isn't the best way to recreate a good feeling.

"It's a mistake to put pressure on himself. He needs to work separate from the feelings of scoring with the feelings of playing with freedom in the team."

Flores added: "Ighalo is a little bit frustrated. Strikers need goals to feel good. You can feel he is trying but sometimes he makes bad decisions. I support him more than ever."