Nigeria forward Isaac Success has expressed his disappointment over comments about his fitness by Watford manager Walter Mazzarri saying he could play 'more than 90 minutes' for Watford if asked.
Mazzarri has repeatedly insisted Success, 20, must improve his fitness if he is to play a significant part in the Italian's squad, and reiterated that view after Saturday's defeat at Crystal Palace.
Success, 20, has featured in Watford starting line-up only once, and playing a mere 74 minutes for the club since the start of 2017.
"I’m a bit disappointed, everyone at Watford says Isaac is not fit and not ready to play – but for me, I’m ok," Success tells Watford Observer.
"I played more than 20 minutes here (against Senegal) and looked sharp and fit. I’m just waiting for that same opportunity from [Walter] Mazzarri and everything will be ok – I could play even more than 90 minutes.
"For me, it’s been disappointing because I have a target for myself as a player but I haven’t achieved that since the season started. I just keep working hard, and wait for the right time to come."
Success who made his Super Eagles debut in their 1-1 draw against Senegal on Thursday, coming on as a second half substitute, says he is delighted making his senior national team bow.
"It’s a privilege to play for the national side. I had a good debut for myself and the team had a good game, and we’re waiting to go on and win on Monday [against Burkina Faso].
"When I came on, we got a lot of opportunities and we pushed forward to attack and make more chances to equalise, and we’re happy to have done that."
Success advises that the Eagles must be clinical in front of goal against Burkina Faso.
"We didn’t get the victory, but we got a draw and we’ll need to be a bit better with our shooting in the next game," he states.