Watford hotshot Jude Odion Ighalo has said he will return to Nigeria as a King if his side manages to win the FA Cup this year.
The 26-year-old striking sensation who has bagged 16 goals for the Hornets this campaign, will line up for his side against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday after playing a part in eliminating holders Arsenal in the last eight.
“If I win the FA Cup then I will be going back like a king! King of Nigeria!,” Ighalo said in an interview this weekend.
“The fans want it and we want it.
“This is a big competition here in England. Now we are safe in the Premier League and although we want to do better this semi-final is a very big thing. It’s a chance for people to have a look at us and understand how we have done.
“Not every team in the Premier League can win it but they can win the FA Cup. No-one gave Watford a chance of being where we are today but we are there now and it’s possible for us to win and go to the final.”
The former Grenada and Udinese striker, who revealed he turned down a big-money move to the Chinese Super League earlier in the season, says he can’t wait to play in the famous Wembley stadium.
“As a footballer it is all the more special because it is played at Wembley, a great stadium, the great stadium of English football and one that I have not played in before. So that means a lot.
“The fans are happy also because they can say they will have a team in the Premier League next season and they have this semi-final.
“If we play the way we can play we will be able to give them a final to look forward to as well. It would be a dream come true.”
Credit: Daily Mail
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