Watford skipper Troy Deeney says he has sympathy for Liverpool as they await to claim their long-awaited Premier League crown. However, Deeney feels that whatever happens the integrity of the competition has gone and no one will remember this season as the year when Liverpool was the best team in the league.
Troy Deeney said “I believe that when it comes to the integrity of this season anyway, it’s already gone, I feel sorry for Liverpool because no matter how it plays out, they deserve to win the league. They deserve to get the trophy. But no matter how it plays out, even if we play all the games, it’s still going to be the year spoiled by the pandemic. It’s not going to be that year that Liverpool won the league being the best team and, you know, it’s 30 years they haven’t won for. So I do feel sorry for Liverpool and their players and Jordan [Henderson], but in terms of integrity, there’s no way you could say that this is a viable competition. It’s like running a marathon, 20 odd miles, stopping for two months and then sprinting the last bit and going: ‘Ah, that was a good time that.'”
He also spoke to the criticism that he received from Pundits and fans for speaking out against restarting the season.
Troy Deeney said “In a time where it’s all about mental health and everyone says: ‘Speak up, speak out, please speak,’ Danny Rose spoke out… and I spoke out and we just get absolutely hammered and battered for it. So people see that and go: ‘Woah’ and it’s not just us that gets it, the missus gets direct messages and you’ll be walking down the street and people will be like: ‘Oh, I’m at work, you go back to work.’ I just think my concerns were purely for family reasons. I needed more questions answered with a bit more authority and, at the start, they couldn’t really do that, but not for any reason or want [of trying], it was just because they didn’t have the information.”
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