Watford record buy Isacc Success has recovered from the injury that forced him out of Nigeria World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Zambia, according to manager Walter Mazzarri.
He squashed reports in the media which suggest that the former Nigeria youth international deliberately skipped the game against Zambia, clearly stating that Success was genuinely injured.
“We have a very good relationship with the Nigerian national team. Also the proof is immediately after the game we sent the email to them and also spoke to them over the phone confirming that Success had an injury. They replied confirming that he was excuse by their technical director, so we don’t have any problem with the NFF” He said.
The manager revealed that the 20 year old, could be handed his first start since joining Watford from Granada when they take on Middlesbrough this weekend.
“I think he is adapting very well to English football. Every time when he has come, including Burnley where the whole team played very badly, he has been one of the best. Of course since he hasn’t trained a lot lately because of his injuries we need to understand if he has the 90 minutes in his legs.
“I am reflecting on it [whether he starts], evaluating all the different options and it is something I will decide at the last minute.”