Watford achieved promotion to the Premier League after finishing second in the Championship during the 2014/15 season and have been in the top flight club competition in England since then.
The Hornets took Matej Vydra on a season-long loan deal from Udinese in 2014 and the forward impressed with his displays, scoring 16 goals and registering five assists in the second division.
A year later, the English club signed the Czech Republic international on a permanent deal, but his dream of playing regularly in the Premier League after two years was crushed by Quique Sánchez Flores, who was Watford’s newly appointed manager in 2015.
The 26-year-old was behind Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney in the pecking order during the season and the Madrid-born coach sanctioned his loan move to Reading on deadline day.
“I did not want to play in the Championship anymore, but there was no choice. With Watford, I went to the Premier League, signed a contract, bought a house in the belief that they were counting on me,” the attacker told Sport.cz.
“But they kicked out a coach [Slaviša Jokanović], a new one [Flores] came in, and he sent me down to the lower division. I was angry. I have been in England for seven years, I have gone through five clubs, and have been trained by eighteen coaches.
Watford sold him to Derby County in 2017 and earlier in the summer, Burnley signed him on a permanent transfer and he finally fulfilled his wish of appearing regularly in the Premier League, four years after he first played in the league with West Bromwich Albion.
It’s the second time in just over a month that Vydra has complained about his Watford stay, doing the same during the October international break.