‘I can’t party like a rock star’ – Deeney reaping rewards of new health kick

first_img revealed 3 Gracia has guided Watford to their best ever start to a top flight season gameday cracker 3 3 The Hornets beat Crystal Palace on Sunday to make it nine points from nine SORRY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Alongside Andre Gray, Deeney has formed a formidable partnership which has helped guide Watford to a 100 per cent record after three matches, and Deeney credits his excellent form to a renewed focus on his health off the pitch.Speaking to talkSPORT, Deeney said: “I’ve obviously come out and said I’ve got my own nutritionist and I’ve employed different people to help me look after myself, but that is just because of my age.“I’m 30 now, so I’m not naïve and thinking I can do what I want; party like a rock star and still perform at the weekend.“So I’ve started looking after myself. I’ve lost about a stone, but more in muscle mass than actual fat.“And I’m just enjoying football again. I think that’s the part people don’t understand; I got into a little rut where it became a job for me, and once something becomes a job I don’t really enjoy it. smart causal latest The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Most read in Premier League Troy Deeney believes his impressive performances this season are down to a renewed focus on his health and well-being off the pitch.Deeney, the forward, has been a vital performer in Watford’s perfect start to the campaign, scoring once as the Hornets sit joint-top of the Premier League. predicted center_img whoops Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion tense possible standings Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City silverware Deeney opened his account for the season with a fine finish against Burnley “But I’m enjoying it again now and it’s all showing.”This is the first time in Watford’s entire history they have won their opening three matches of a top flight league campaign, and Deeney was asked what he believes is behind such a blistering start.“Pre-season,” he answered. “Having a little bit of consistency.“Obviously with the manager as it’s well documented that we like to change. But I think it’s great having the same manager. He is showing the kind of sharpness and speed that he has lacked for a couple of years, with last season an especially poor one for the 30-year-old. With a pre-season disrupted by injury, Deeney never really got going, and he failed to hit double figures for league goals for the first time in seven years.However, he has returned fit and firing this time around as one of the spearheads of Javi Gracia’s 4-4-2 formation. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won “A lot of players were injured last year, including myself, during pre-season, so just having everybody back has been perfect.”last_img read more

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