Troy Deeney was self-critical in the aftermath of Watford’s relegation to the Sky Bet Championship and cast doubts on his future with the Hornets.
A Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brace and Kieran Tierney goal gave Arsenal a commanding 3-0 lead just after the half-hour mark. Aubameyang moved into second place for the Golden Boot but could not add to his tally.
Watford captain, Troy Deeney would reduce the deficit before the break. Former Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck pegged another back for the Hornets.
However, it was not enough as Hayden Mullins’ men needed a win to ensure safety. Deeney was self-critical in his post-match interview and lamented the financial impact on the lives of people attached to the club.
“We haven’t quite been good enough at both ends of the pitch and it showed again today. It’s frustrating, it’s disappointing, it’s is heartbreaking for the people who work behind the scenes.”
“There are a lot of people at clubs who normally get affected by relegation so we feel sorry for them. I’ll take the stick with regards to what comes social media wise.”
“The harsh reality of it is that some people will lose their jobs because we haven’t been good enough. As players, we have to stand forward, take that, and as a club and a community we go again.”
Deeney also cast doubts on his future with the club. The Watford captain has been at the club for the last decade and he might be at the end of his journey.
He shared that he is unsure what the future holds for him but is not looking too far ahead.
“From a personal perspective, I don’t know if this will be my last game for Watford. I don’t know what the future holds,” Deeney told Sky Sports.
With the Premier League season coming to a close, Deeney will get his troublesome knee operated on. It stalled his performances, as the 32-year-old could only score 10 goals from 27 outings.