Gerard Deulofeu insists he can score more goals for Watford in the upcoming season, having enjoyed some much needed family time during the summer break.

Speaking to the club website, the Spaniard said he is enjoying life as an out and out striker and wants to prove his worth by building on his 12 goals from last season and achieving something special with the Hornets.

“I scored 12 goals, but I can score more,” he said.

“In some periods of the season I missed chances but I hope this season I score more than 12 goals because I can score. “I feel the players like me can score more and also the best thing is to help the team take 3 points and achieve something special with Watford.

“Before I came here I thought a lot about being a forward and spoke a lot together with Javi and all season I have been playing up front. I feel really well and I want to keep my career there up front because I feel near the goal, I feel much better than in the wing.”

Over half of Deulofeu’s goals from last season came against Huddersfield and Cardiff City, who were eventually relegated from the Premier League.

The 25-year-old is now focused on making sure he is capable of maintaining consistency against all kinds of opponent, in order to help Watford win more games.

“I got chances against big teams and I have to be more clinical,” he said.

“For me every goal is important, it doesn’t matter - of course every player wants to score against the big teams but the most important thing is if you score and Watford take the three points that’s the most important.

“That’s football, sometimes you’re going to score, sometimes you’re going to miss, but you have to keep going.

“You have to work hard, so when I missed these chances I remember I spoke with my family, with the guys who work with me and the next day I put myself to training to score goals to finish well and after, you’re going to improve.”

After an impressive season with Watford, Deulofeu is finally feeling a bit more settled following a string of moves between Spain, England and Italy at the start of his career.

He hopes that stability can help him one day return to the Spanish national team, for whom he already has one goal from four appearances.

“I was in a lot of dressing rooms with a lot of people maybe the best players in the world,” he said.

“Now, I’m 25-years-old I think this is my seventh or eighth season in first-teams and when you are going to different countries, like in my case, you take experience off all the players you play with.

“In all the teams where I have been, I didn’t stay a lot of time. I travelled to Milan, Everton, Sevilla, Barcelona, now I feel comfortable here, it’s a new position, but I feel really comfortable. I’ve had to adapt to playing long balls, playing direct and at the start of the season, I suffered a little bit and finally I scored lots of goals and helped the team.

“Last season for me was really good - I was selected in final 35 or 40 players.

“Of course, playing with my national team makes me really proud and I would like to go back to do that.”