Last summer, Fenerbahçe allowed Ozan Tufan join Watford on a season-long loan.

As a part of the agreement between the two sides, the Hornets had an option to buy the 27-year-old. Earlier reports had indicated the Premier League side were to make his stay permanent if they avoid relegation in the ongoing campaign.

The midfielder made only four starts [seven appearances] in the league and Watford managed to win only one of those fixtures.

After failing to impress for the Hornets, Tufan’s temporary stay at Vicarage Road was cut short and he returned to his parent club in January.

Fanatik interviewed Watford U23 manager Ömer Rıza and he shared his views on why the Turkey international failed to leave a mark during his short spell in England, and the coach hinted his compatriot lacked discipline to succeed in the Premier League.

“I did not have the opportunity to talk to Ozan much. I feel he needed more time on the pitch to adapt to the Premier League,” Rıza said about Tufan.

“I think the pace of the Premier League caught him off guard. If a player wants to play in the Premier League, he has to work hard, constantly improve and be disciplined.”

Tufan has made five league appearances since returning to Fenerbahçe from Watford and has been left out of the squad for the last three matches.