Troy Deeney Gives Refreshingly Honest Interview After Watford Reach FA Cup Final
Troy Deeney delivered an impeccable post-match interview after guiding his club to the FA Cup final.
The Watford skipper touched on a number of topics including his time in jail, his footballing upbringing not to mention mocking Raul Jimenez over his mask celebration.
"I was holding back the tears. 12 years ago I was paying £10 a week to play football and now I'm in the final," he said on beIN SPORTS.
"I was holding back the tears. 12 years ago I was paying £10 a week to play football and now I'm in the final!"- beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) April 7, 2019
The magic of the cup is still alive and well! @T_Deeney's rags to riches tale is so inspirational!#FACup #WATWOL :tv: HD11 pic.twitter.com/5IQdiyXtc2
Jimenez celebrated his goal by wearing a mask, and Deeney didn't hold back.
"I'm glad he put that mask on - he could wear it out now as well, now he's a loser. So, enjoy the mask - we got the victory," he added.
"He's a top, top player. It was a great finish, but I didn't see the mask thing. I'm quite happy I only saw it now because I probably would have lost my head if I saw that.
"I think you've got to wear the mask and do all that stuff when you know you're going to win the game."
The 30-year-old striker also gave a superb post-match interview to BT Sport on the pitch immediately after the game.
He not only demanded a new deal but also poked fun of Saturday's FA Cup semi-final between Manchester City vs. Brighton.
"I'd like a new deal, thank you!" :joy:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 7, 2019
Hugs all around as Troy Deeney reflects on a whirlwind day!
One of the most honest and interesting footballers in the game :punch: pic.twitter.com/8FT8AAhwrh
Watford, who are sitting 10th in the Premier League, now have a FA Cup final against Manchester City to look forward to, and they booked their spot in truly stunning fashion.
The 'Hornets' came from two goals down to seal a dramatic 3-2 victory against Wolves on Sunday.
Javi Gracia's team went behind in the first-half with Wolves' Mexican striker bagging his side's second. Gerard Deulofeu pulled one back before Deeney forced extra-time after converting a penalty deep, deep into stoppage time.
Deulofeu then scored in the 104th minute to complete a remarkable turnaround.