The Nigerian and Senegal combined twice to give the hosts a two-goal lead in the first half of Saturday’s home win.
Watford midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has said he is happy for Emmanuel Dennis and Ismaila Sarr after their goals in their 3-2 win over Aston Villa in their first Premier League series.
The Nigerian trio of Etebo, Dennis and William Troost-Ekong made their first debut for the Hornets on Saturday, and they contributed to making it an unforgettable one with maximum points ensured.
Dennis opened the scoring on Vicarage Road in the 10th minute after receiving a pass from Sarr and towards the end of the first 45 minutes it turned upside down, while the Nigerian forward made the Senegal international international 2-0.
After overcoming the nervous finish, Etebo praised the qualities of the attacking duo and he believes that the early lead drove them to victory.
“It’s very important as a team to score first, and if you achieve an early goal, it motivates everyone, keeps the positive vibes going and everyone pushes,” said Etebo the club’s website.
‘I am happy for my Nigerian brother [Dennis] and Sarr too. They did well, you can see they have good passes, they run forward and are direct players. ”
The Super Eagles midfielder, who joined the Hornets on a season-long loan deal in July, has urged his team-mates not to lose focus as they want to build on their good start to the season.
“It’s the start of the season. “I’m glad we won, congratulations to my teammates, but it’s a long season, so step by step we have to keep going, ‘he continued.
“This is just the beginning. As the gaffer said, we need everyone. Everyone needs to stay together, be positive. It’s teamwork and there are a lot of games to be played. It’s just one game and there are a lot of games going on. .
‘It’s joyful because we’ve been without fans for almost two years, but when they’re in the stadium, they lift the team. That’s great. “
Watford travel to Brighton and Hove Albion for their next Premier League match on 21 August.