Watford striker Odion Ighalo has said he will return as “King of Nigeria” should his club go all the way and win this year’s FA Cup.
Watford face Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday after they knocked out holders Arsenal in the previous round with Ighalo scoring one of the goals.
“If I win the FA Cup then I will be going back like a king! King of Nigeria!,” Ighalo told The Telegraph of London.
“The fans want it and we want it.
“This is a big competition here in England. Now we are safe in the Premier League and although we want to do better this semi-final is a very big thing. It’s a chance for people to have a look at us and understand how we have done.
“Not every team in the Premier League can win it but they can win the FA Cup. No-one gave Watford a chance of being where we are today but we are there now and it’s possible for us to win and go to the final.”
He added: “As a footballer it is all the more special because it is played at Wembley, a great stadium, the great stadium of English football and one that I have not played in before. So that means a lot.
“The fans are happy also because they can say they will have a team in the Premier League next season and they have this semi-final.
“If we play the way we can play we will be able to give them a final to look forward to as well. It would be a dream come true.”