Roberto Pereyra has achieved a goal he set himself when unable to take up an international call through injury.

The Watford player is having a good season for his club and that’s led to a chance again with the national team, and whilst the opposition may not have been up to much, which Pereyra referenced directly, it’s a really positive step forward for the 27 year old.

A much changed Argentina side faced Iraq in a friendly and strolled to an unsurprising 4-0 victory.

Watford’s Pereyra scored his country’s second goal and after the match he was keen to explain how it’s something he’d set as a target during a less positive time of his career.

El Tucumano quote the footballer as saying: “It’s very nice to score with this shirt, beyond being a friendly against a rival who did not propose much. But it serves to build and continue to gain confidence for another game.

“It was one of the goals I had set when I couldn’t come (to the Argentina team) because I got injured.”

From a Watford perspective it obviously can’t be a bad thing for a Pereyra to continue building his confidence and reaching career goals.