Ismaila Sarr is pleased that Watford have secured promotion to the Premier League.
The winger scored a crucial penalty to help the Hornets beat Millwall 1-0 which secured the club’s promotion back to the top-flight with two games left to play in the league.
Sarr has scored 13 goals and assisted another four strikes in 39 Championship games for Watford. Speaking to the club’s official website, the Senegalese attacker expressed his delight.
“I’m very happy now. The past is the past, it’s behind us. Now we have to look forward and come back and make sure we do well in the Premier League next season.
“I hope we can do well, and I also hope I can do better in the Premier League than I did this season. The only way to do so is to take our rest once the season is over and then come back and start working again and pushing as much as we can.”
Asked about the amount of pressure he had when he took the winning penalty, the former Rennes star said sometimes it is important to take responsibility at such high pressure moments.
“I just decided I wanted to take the penalty. It’s not the first time I’ve played football and it’s not the first time I’ve gone for a penalty.
“I’m very happy, and everyone is happy as well, because everyone did such a great job, from the players to the manager and the staff behind the scenes.
“I didn’t win anything. The whole team won. I just tried to do my job, creating dangerous situations and scoring goals. The reality is there’s been an effort from the whole group.
“Yes it’s one of my career highlights, but we can still do better. The league is not finished, and we still have two games to go, so we have to carry on.”
The Hornets have two tough games left this season. They first travel to Brentford this weekend before hosting Swansea City on the eighth of May.
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