‘I feel very comfortable here’ – Success highlights his time at Udinese
Super Eagles star Isaac Succes says he is comfortable at Udinese, and while he thinks the Premier League is the best, he feels more relaxed in Italy.
Success joined Watford from Granada for €15million in 2016. The Nigeria international had plenty of promise given his exploits with the Golden Eaglets who won the Under-17 World Cup in 2013.
However, Success struggled to hit the mark at Vicarage Road. The bulky striker was constantly on the sidelines due to recurring injuries. And when he was fit enough, he struggled to make a good impression. The only consistent season Success had was the 2018/19 season when he made thirty league appearances for the Hornets.
In his five years at Vicarage Road, he made just 72 appearances in all competitions, despite having had a six-month loan spell at Malaga.
The 26-year-old finally ended his spell at Vicarage Road last summer as he put pen to paper for Serie A side Udinese. And since joining the Bianconeri, Success put in a series of decent performances. Moreover, his injury problems have diminished, as he has made 18 appearances this season, with two goals and seven assists to his name.
In an interview with La Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Nigerian star shared his thoughts on his time at Udine.
“The Premier League is certainly the most coveted championship today,” Success told La Gazzetta Dello Sport according to Calcionews24.
“It’s inspiring; 90% of players want to play for the top level. But it didn’t go well at Watford because I was also unlucky. Too many injuries. Ankle, tendon and muscle problems.
“I wanted to compete in Serie A, and I want to be grateful to Gino (Watford owner) for what he did for me. And I came to Udine.
“I feel very comfortable here, I spend a lot of time at home and I play rest with Udinese. I am focused on work. I still hope to play, like everyone else. Success added
The Pozzo family own Watford and Udinese, and both clubs have seen many players change direction. Success met some of his former colleagues from Watford in Udinese, and he liked them for the conducive environment and for helping him settle in quickly.
“I’m fine now. I settled in straight away because the organization was perfect and I already knew Pereyra, Deulofeu, Pussetto and Zeegelaar from Watford. They explained everything to me. And with Zeegelaar I’m a friend. We we’ll see to eat.” Success said.
The Nigerian star hopes to improve this season to become an integral part of Udinese’s setup. The success hasn’t played a game for the Super Eagles since November 2018.