Josh King believes he had a point to prove before scoring a hattrick against his former employers Everton as he did not get much of a chance last season. The Norweigan scored his first league goals in 29 appearances in a 5-2 away win against Everton. King registered just 138 minutes at Everton under Carlo Ancelotti and did not start a single game. He said that he woke up the morning of the game with the feeling he would score at Goodison Park.
“I didn’t get given a chance [at Everton], but I did wake up today and had a feeling. I was here but I didn’t feel like I got given a chance.” former Everton striker Josh King said. “That’s football – but I feel like every time someone doubts you or doesn’t believe in you, you want to prove a point. I felt I had a point to prove. I know it’s not personal, but I woke up and said to myself I have to be on my A-game today. I didn’t expect a hat-trick, but I’ll take it!”
“I ask my players never to give up, to continue to play our football. We have to defend better than today.” Watford boss Claudio Ranieri said. “It was a crazy game because we conceded lots of chances, but also Everton conceded great chances to us. I am very satisfied because after the Liverpool defeat we wanted to react, and today we reacted very well. Last Saturday we played against one of the best teams in the world, we conceded five goals, but also Atletico Madrid, in my point of view, one of the best defensive teams, conceded three goals against them.”