Watford boss highlights Troy Deeney's extra motivation against former club Aston Villa

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores believes Troy Deeney has extra motivation to score against Aston Villa.

Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has told Eurosport that he has spoken to striker Troy Deeney about facing his former club Aston Villa.

The Hornets have enjoyed a strong start to the season following promotion from the Championship, and they will be desperate to beat Aston Villa this weekend having suffered a cruel, late defeat to Manchester United last weekend.

One player will certainly be galvanised for the trip to Villa Park, and that's star striker Troy Deeney, who scored against Manchester United last week.

Birmingham-born hitman Deeney, 27, started his career at Villa but left at the age of 15, moving in to non-league with Chelmsley Town before heading on to Walsall.

Now in the Premier League, Deeney is finally set to take on Remi Garde's side at Villa Park, and you can guarantee that he will be desperate to find the back of the net.

Speaking to Eurosport ahead of Watford's trip to face Aston Villa this weekend, Sanchez Flores admitted that he has spoken to Deeney about his return to face his former club.

The Spaniard acknowledges that Deeney has an extra motivation against Villa, and that he isn't worried about him taking on Villa despite the emotion involved.

"He is very competitive, he never wants to lose and not against Aston Villa, it is not in his mind," said Sanchez Flores. "He manages this kind of situation very well, it's an extra motivation for the players so I talked with him about this matter for maybe two minutes. I don't feel scared or worried or anything. I feel very calm about it," he added.

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