WATFORD star Tory Deeney has revealed he has been CONGRATULATED by Arsenal fans for his famous “cojones” dig.
Back in 2017 after his team had just beaten the Gunners 2-1, the burly striker accused the opposition of not been up for the scrap.
He said at the time: “I have to watch what I say, but it’s [having] a bit of cojones [guts and courage], is what I’ll say.
“Whenever I play against Arsenal, I’ll go up and think ‘let me whack the first one and see who wants it’.”
And now in the book Tales from the Vicarage Volume 7: Captains, Deeney has revealed some Arsenal fans have even admitted he was right to say what he did.
As detailed by The Mirror, The 30-year-old said: “Hindsight’s a wonderful thing, and I might have been better off just saving it for the boozer afterwards, but I don’t ever regret it.
I was the first one to come out and say it, and one or two people piled into me
Troy Deeney on his 'cojones' comment
“If I’m out in London now, I get Arsenal fans coming up to me and saying, ‘That cojones comment was out of order, but fair play for saying what you think’.
“Others will tap me on the shoulder and say, ‘Good on you, Troy, I’ve been saying that for years’.
“I was the first one to come out and say it, and one or two people piled into me.
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“But when they lost at Brighton, Swansea, Bournemouth and others, it was safe for experts to come out and say, ‘They have the quality but they lack the fight’. It gave others a licence to repeat it.”
A win will take the Hornets into seventh, while Arsenal are still chasing that top-four spot to guarantee Champions League football next season.