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Success Grateful To Watford For Chance To Revive Ailing Career

Success Grateful To Watford For Chance To Revive Ailing Career

Nigeria forward, Isaac Success has revealed that he feared his Premier League dream was over after his struggles at Premier League club, Watford last season, but is delighted to tell a positive story today, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Success linked up with the Hornets in 2016 from Spanish club, Granada for £12.5m but his career stalled at a point due to injuries and loss of form.


“‘I won’t lie, I was having difficulties and I thought English football wasn’t for me,” Success told the Daily Mail ahead of Monday’s Premier League clash against Everton.

“The coach didn’t really believe in me. I wasn’t fit enough. I wasn’t ready, physically or mentally. Coming back from injury and all, I was frustrated. All the other players were really sharp and doing well.

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‘It was difficult to get my chance and I wanted games to lose some weight and get back all I’d lost. My career stood still. Being alone, not feeling my future was safe, that worried me. Mentally I wasn’t okay. It was really tough, and not knowing about the lifestyle side of football in England, I didn’t get it right.’

Proposed loan deals to the Championship failed to materialise and injury struck, but few outside the club noticed with Watford in decent form and Brazilian striker Richarlison scoring goals for the club.

A loan spell at Malaga ended in relegation but Success returned to the Vicarage Road with a fresh determination to prove his talent and move his career in the right direction.

Success was offered the chance of a new beginning under Javi Gracia this season and he has grabbed it with both hands.

He has started six of Watford’s last seven games, ending his long wait for another goal and signing a new five-year contract.

The talented forward reflects further on what happened to him last season and the efforts he has put in to revive his career.

‘The main factor was that I wasn’t fit and wasn’t working. I made mistakes because I wasn’t working hard and needed to concentrate more. I’ll always be the same person but I needed to reduce everything I was doing and I’ve reduced it,” Success said.

‘I stuck to my plan. When you’re fit it’s more difficult to get injured, and if you’re injured you recover on time. So, this season is going well because physically I’m fine. I lost a couple of kilos and that made me faster and stronger. I feel sharper.”

Success added: ‘I have a coach who believes in me and he gives me confidence and freedom to do what I want on the pitch.

‘I was eating a lot of African food and it was a little bit heavy but I’ve cut that out and I’m on the team diet, eating with the team. Eating earlier at night, it’s really helped.

‘All of this has been a big change in my career and I say a big thank you to the Watford family for believing in me and for keeping me – and hoping I can get better. I am getting better. I am grateful for that.’

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  • Asoko Emmanuel 3 years ago

    Great one success,am glad you recognised your mistakes on time and now you are better for it.Now I pray for u that the good Lord will heal you completely and grant you speed .

  • Nice one Success, really happy for you. Iheanacho should “take a leaf from your book”

  • I have been oppotuned to watch some of Watford’s recent matches in full length and can say that Isaac Success needs further improvements in key areas.

    This is a guy I have so much faith in as I believe he has all the potentials to be a great footballer.

    Areas of Improvement:

    Isaac has the conceptions but his executions are not as sharp as they should be. These are narrow margins: the difference between a good football and a quality footballer is often doing the really simple things to perfection majority of the times.

    Had he executed some of his through passes to perfection, goal scoring opportunities could have been created.

    His decision making can also be better as well as the timing of runs and overall awareness of opportunities around him.

    Because of his build, he is developing a reputation of being brute – I recall him dispossessing Ndidi with a body-check against Leicester. This can help him develop into an old fashioned centre forward who are excellent at holding up the ball and creating openings for those around them.

    In all, Isaac is successfully turning his career round for the better. He should demand more of himself, work that bit harder, practice hard, never be satisfied easily and stay firmly focused, in time this guy can go on to be a great footballer in his own rights.

    • Alan Shearer also suggested that a couple of Watford players are declining to pass the ball to him when in a goal scoring opportunity.

      All in all, this is a springboard to kickstart his career. His realisation is skill and talent alone is a breakthrough for him. Something the NFF would do well to learn from. We cannot just show up and win. We must prepare for Success

      • Yep, I actually saw Troy Deeney chosen not to pass to him…..

        If I have to be honest, I didn’t blame Troy because Isaac’s decision making when with the ball on that particular match had been questionable.

        But, Isaac will get there. He will improve if he stays focused and learns from his mistakes on and off the pitch.