Josh King felt he proved a point after sinking former employers Everton
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Josh King felt he proved a point after sinking former employers Everton

Watford FC striker Josh King felt that he proved a point to Everton after bagging a hat-trick against their former employers on Saturday.

Watford who had to come from behind won the game 5-3 with King being an instrumental figure in what was Claudio Ranieri's first win in charge of the team after taking over last week.

“When you’ve been at a club it’s a bit personal. I didn't really get things going here [at Everton], and coming back today felt like I had a point to prove to myself," Josh said to the club's website.

On the game, the Norwegian added: “We had to respond and today we did that, by scoring five goals after being behind twice, and coming back shows great character. The manager and the staff are really happy with the performance we put out there today.

“I felt like when they scored the first goal no one put their head down or gave up. When Richarlison scored I had the same feeling, and when [Juraj] Kucka scored I just knew we were going to get something. We were all saying it in the huddle when we were celebrating that we were going to take this game if we were smart."

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