Isaac Success names ex-Chelsea winger as toughest opponent

Isaac Success names ex-Chelsea winger as toughest opponent

Former Watford striker, Isaac Success, named Real Madrid man Eden Hazard has his toughest opponent to date.

Success, who spent five uneventful seasons at Watford, played enough games to be able to identify his toughest opponent as someone who he faced in the Premier League.

His time at Vicarage Road was riddled with injuries, however, the former Nigerian Under-17 International was able to experience English football enough, playing in both the championship and the Premier League.

The two-cap Super Eagle signed for the Hornets in 2016 on a then club record transfer fee but is now with Udinese in Serie A, rejoining the Italian club for the second time in his career.

In a social media question-and-answer session with fans of the Italian club, Success stated that former Chelsea winger Eden Hazard is the strongest opponent he has ever faced to date.

“The strongest player I’ve faced? Difficult, I played in England and Spain but I’d say Eden Hazard. It’s incredible. When I was in England I played against him, it’s impossible to stop,” Success said to Udinese fans.

The forward also commented on Hazard's personality and claimed that he's a lot like the Belgian in the way he likes to play and joke around with his teammates.

“Also he likes to joke a lot, he is a funny person. I’ve seen a lot of videos where he jokes with his mates, like me, ” he added.

Hazard is currently struggling to find his footing again at Real Madrid but he was a delight to watch for fans, teammates and opposition during his time with the Blues.

Success also said that he feels very good at Udinese while also revealing his routine before every game and training session.

“I feel very good in Udine. Here there are great players and a great staff. Udinese is an important team with a great history.

“I already had friends before I arrived here in Friuli. I like the city. I like to come to train every day, because we joke with each other before and after training,“ he said.

“Before every match, I listen to African music and dance music to get me excited,“ he said.

Fans also asked him if he would prefer to score or assist more.

“More assists or goals? If I had to choose during the match I would prefer to score the match goal. But I am a player who if he sees a better placed teammate serves it.

“Now it is more and more frequent. Once I scored more, now I am almost a midfielder. I’m having fun.”

Success also gave advice to up and coming footballers. “The secret to success in football? To work hard, resilience and positivity. I tell young people to always believe in themselves, anything is possible.”


This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago

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