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Sarr speaks on Watford’s return to the Premier League

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Ismalia Sarr has expressed his delight at overall teamwork after Watford secured their return to the Premier League.

Ismaila Sarr praised the collective effort of his Watford teammates after they defeated Millwall to confirm their return to the Premier League.

In the keenly contested EFL Championship encounter against the Lions, the Senegal international broke the deadlock at Vicarage Road with his 11th-minute penalty.

That effort stood as the only goal in that encounter as Xisco Munoz’s men sealed all points at stake to join Norwich City in the Premier League.

Sarr’s played a key role in the Hornets’ success having contributed 13 goals and four assists in 39 matches. Nonetheless, he claimed his teammates deserved all the accolades.

“I didn’t win anything. The whole team won,” the 23-year-old told the club website.

“I just tried to do my job, creating dangerous situations and scoring goals. The reality is there’s been an effort from the whole group.

“Yes [it’s one of my career highlights] but we can still do better. The league is not finished, and we still have two games to go, so we have to carry on.

“I just decided I wanted to take the penalty. It’s not the first time I’ve played football and it’s not the first time I’ve gone for a penalty.

“I’m very happy, and everyone is happy as well, because everyone did such a great job, from the players to the manager and the staff behind the scenes.”

Sarr has thrived under manager Munoz – scoring ten goals, including the winner against the Canaries on Boxing Day.

“The style changed and ever since he came in, he’s wanted us to attack, attack, attack,” he continued.

“I really like doing that and this new style has suited us.”