Hornets challenge excites Sarr

Watford won for the first time since April and relieved some off the pressure on boss Javi Gracia as they swept Coventry aside in the Carabao Cup second round.

Watford’s record signing Ismaila Sarr says he is excited by the challenge that’s ahead of him as he looks to prove himself in the Premier League.

The Senegalese international says he has fulfilled a childhood dream by making the move to the Premier League, having watched the stars of the English top flight as a boy.

After making the move from across the Channel from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes over the summer, Sarr is starting to find his feet in England and scored his first goal for the Hornets in a 3-0 win over Coventry City in the Carabao Cup in midweek.

The 21-year-old has been playing catch-up with the rest of the Watford squad, having missed out on all of pre-season after playing for Senegal at the African Cup of Nations.

It has not been the easiest start to the season for the Hornets, who have yet to get off the mark in the Premier League after defeats to Brighton, Everton and West Ham.

However, Sarr says he is enjoying life at Vicarage Road and has plenty of confidence in his own ability to shine at the top level.

“It’s always been my dream since I was a child to join the Premier League in England,” the forward told Premier League Productions. “I think I bring everything. I can bring a lot to the whole team. It’s my team now. I can do a lot. I am fast, I can score. I can do everything for this team.”

Having enjoyed his time in the French top flight, Sarr is now adjusting to the rigours of the English game.

The youngster has spoken of the differences between Ligue 1 and the Premier League and feels his job is to now show he can mix it with some of the best players in the most competitive competition in the game.

“They are very different,” he said. “It’s more intense and that’s one of the reasons I wanted to come and play here. I must prove myself. It’s a must.”

Sarr will be hoping he can help the Hornets earn their first win of the Premier League season on Saturday when they make the trip to the north east to face Newcastle United.

The Magpies, now under manager Steve Bruce, also struggled at the start of the season before they picked up a shock 1-0 win at Tottenham last weekend.