Beppe Sannino believes “with one year of goals and improvement” Hornets striker Matej Vydra can become a big player in the Premier League.
The Czech Republic international re-joined Watford on a season-long loan this summer from Italian club and fellow Pozzo-owned side Udinese.
It’s Vydra’s second spell at Vicarage Road after he scored 22 goals in 47 games during the 2012/13 campaign.
He spent last season at Premier League side West Bromwich Albion but struggled to make an impact, netting only three goals in nine starts and 15 substitute appearances in all competitions.
The 22-year-old is now back in the Championship and is back scoring after he struck against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
Sannino was asked about Vydra’s spell in the top flight after Saturday’s victory and said the striker has “his future in his hands”.
The Hornets head coach continued: “He is a young boy who showed in the past that he is a big player in the Championship.
“He tried in the Premier League and came back to the Championship but there is a time where this player can improve for his future.
“For me, this season has to be a year with a lot of goals for Vydra but also he has to improve.
“I believe with one year of goals and improvement then Vydra will become a big player in the Premier League as well.”