Former Watford forward Gerard Deulofeu has revealed he didn’t care that he wasn’t playing for a big club during his time at Vicarage Road.

Deulofeu spent three years with the Hornets, originally arriving on loan from Barcelona in January 2018 before joining on a permanent deal the following summer.

He proved to be a big hit at the club, establishing himself as a key player under several managers and going on to score 17 goals and register 11 assists in 70 games for the club.

Their relationship came to a temporary end this summer when he made a return to Italy with Udinese, electing to leave Watford following their relegation to the Championship last season.

Embed from Getty Images

It appeared that Deulofeu had chosen to move to a ‘bigger’ club or at least one that was playing in one of Europe’s top five leagues.

He, though, insists that has was never concerned with that and instead focused on getting ‘consistency’ during his time at Vicarage Road.

“There is still all the football inside of me,” he told Marca.

“The career I’ve had has been thanks to my work and my perseverance. It is a somewhat irregular career because of how it started and how it was going to be at Barcelona.

“I’ve been to very important places, and I’ve learned a lot. I had been at Watford for two or three years at a very good level, being the leader of the attack with many goals. 

“I don’t care about being in a big team, but getting that consistency and feeling confident.”