Deeney hails Mazzarri approach

Deeney hails Mazzarri approach

Troy Deeney has praised boss Walter Mazzarri's methods since taking over at Watford and claims it's reflected in recent results.

The 28-year-old Hornets skipper has been leading from the front in the past two matches with a stunning goal in the 4-2 win at West Ham followed by a late penalty to seal Sunday's 3-1 win against Manchester United at Vicarage Road.

Deeney's performances resulted in him winning praise from Mazzarri and the big striker has now returned the compliment to hail the way the Italian has stamped his authority on the squad.

He told Sky Sports News HQ: "He has not been afraid to take people off. I've been taken off. [Etienne] Capoue got taken off at the weekend.

"It's not a case of Capoue is scoring, he has got to play. If he looks tired or he thinks it needs a change for the benefit of the team, you are out of the team.

"The team will always be bigger than the individual which is a good thing for everybody."

The two wins came on the back of three successive home defeats - against Chelsea, Arsenal and Gillingham in the EFL Cup - and Deeney feels they are now getting to used to Mazzarri's methods after he replaced Quique Sanchez Flores in the summer.

He added: "We are starting to find our feet now. We had a tougher start to the season with the five games we have had.

"Getting back-to-back victories in the Premier League is massive for anybody. We have a nice break now. We don't play until Monday night on Sky [at Burnley] so we have to make sure we are ready for that.

"Obviously the fans and the players are all happy after this weekend. It's the first time we've beaten Man United in over 30 years so it is massive."