Watford Coach: I’ll Never Swap Ighalo For Kane

Watford Coach: I’ll Never Swap Ighalo For Kane

Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has stated that he will never swap Odion Ighalo for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

Flores made this known during his Friday's press conference ahead of the Hornets visit to third place Spurs.

Ighalo has 14 Premier League goals, while Kane has found the back of the net 15 times this season.

“Kane is a very good player and he is very important to them. The football that Tottenham play come through the midfield – they are very strong in
the middle, but if you don't have a good striker in that system, it is impossible to do well.

“They have one of the best strikers in the league – and when we play at Tottenham, I think we are talking about three of the best strikers in English football: Kane, Ighalo and Troy Deeney.

“Would I swap Kane for Ighalo? No, I wouldn't change my players for anyone. If we can keep these players, I will be very happy. I don't want to move

“The connection of Ighalo and Deeney is two players who have a different way of playing – sometimes on the floor, sometimes they are able to play from the
long ball.

“Kane is different as he assumes the attack of Tottenham on his own. But he is a very good player.”

Flores, whose side lost 2-1 to Spurs in the reverse fixture, went on to tip them as one of the contenders for the EPL title.

“Why can't they win it? Everything is much more open than normal this year. It is incredible that teams like Manchester United and Chelsea are not ready to win the Premier League.

“Tottenham have a chance, of course, as do Leicester if they can maintain their level of performance.

“Pochettino is very intelligent, he has organised a good team. We were checking out their players and we can't believe how young they are. They play without pressure.”