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I’m ready to fight with Watford to avoid relegation, says Kalu

New Watford attacker, Samuel Kalu, has said he wants to achieve “big things” at Watford and believes there are enough opportunities between now and the end of the season to get the points they need to avoid relegation.

The Nigerian joins the Hornets at a pivotal moment, after the appointment of a new manager and with the club in the bottom three for the first time this campaign.

However, he believes the second half of the season will only bring good things to Watford.

“I want to achieve big things with this great club, I know there is a lot to give and I want to give my best,” Kalu said in a club interview.

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“I’ve already seen the fixtures until the end of the season, with the quality of the players the team has I think we can do good things in the second half of the season.”

Kalu sought advice from former Hornet and friend M’baye Niang before arriving and said he has heard nothing but good things.

He also has a good relationship with a lot of his compatriots who are already in the Watford squad.

The 24-year-old hopes they can help him hit the ground running.

“When I heard about the opportunity I was feeling grateful,” said Kalu. “It’s one of my dreams to play in the Premier League, this is what I want. I will be here to give my best.

“I spoke to M’Baye Niang, he was my teammate in Bordeaux, he told me a lot about the Premier League and he was here before, he told me it’s a great club. He said the Premier League is the best league in the world, so I should grab my chance.

“I know [Emmanuel] Dennis very well, and [William] Troost-Ekong, we played together at Gent. I also know [Peter] Etebo, we’ve played together in the national team.

“They will help me a lot. I saw Dennis and Etebo and they were very happy to see me. I know they are going to help me settle at the club.”

An erstwhile Nigerian Hornet has also inspired Kalu to come to Watford and he hopes the move will help him develop.

“I followed the club a couple of years ago when Odion Ighalo was here,” he said. “This club is a very good club and has a lot of good foundations.”

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