Watford skipper Deeney praises Leicester City’s play, supporters


Watford have enjoyed a great first year back in the Premier League, looking safe from the drop while battling for position in the middle of the table for most of the season.

For a team that finished dead last in each of its previous two seasons in the PL, Watford’s success has flown under the radar as Leicester City continue one of the most magical runs in all of sports history.

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One man who knows all about Leicester is Watford captain Troy Deeney, who played against the Foxes in their Championship days, which were just two years ago.

Speaking to the BBCthe Hornets’ skipper had plenty of praise for Leicester City. Not only did Deeney say Robert Huth was the toughest defender he has faced this season, but he also hailed the support Leicester gets at their King Power Stadium.

The support that Leicester get at the King Power Stadium is the kind of thing that will help them get over the line.

If the team is nervy, like they were at the back end of Sunday’s game, then their fans are not stupid – they realised their team needed them and raised the noise levels again.

Part of that is down to the thousands of cardboard clappers the club leave out on the seats for fans before games.

I don’t want to sound too critical, but a lot of fans at some grounds I go to have got cameras in their hands, taking pictures of anything rather than generating any atmosphere during the game.

At Leicester, it was all about getting behind their team.

The King Power has been the liveliest ground in all of the Premier League this season, and supporters were rewarded with a free beer and a donut over the weekend.

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With the rising ticket prices in the Premier League, there has been talk about stadiums becoming “too corporate” and therefore losing atmosphere. However, that’s far from the case at Leicester, and even the opposition is taking notice.