A proud Isaac Success hailed the team spirit shown by Watford in their Carabao Cup penalty shootout loss to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night.

The Nigerian forward opened the scoring at Stadium MK before Dele Alli's penalty, a dinked Erik Lamela finish and Etienne Capoue's deflected goal took the game to penalties.

While Spurs may have emerged from the tie as victors thanks to spot kick misses from Capoue and Domingos Quina, Success said there was plenty of positives to take from the game for the Hornets.

"I think we gave everything from the start of the game and have just been a bit unlucky at the end. I am proud of the team today," Success told the club website.

"We fought really hard and I just want to say congratulations to the players and the team in general for their effort. I am happy to be part of this great team."

Leading the line on his own as Javi Gracia opted to rest Troy Deeney and Andre Gray, Success put in a performance full of physicality.

He coupled strong hold up play with the end product of a well-taken goal, which saw him hold off the challenge of Serge Aurier before crashing home a fierce drive.

It took the forward's tally in the Carabao Cup to two in two this season and Success was understandably pleased with his personal performance.

"I think the team geared the game towards me to keep the ball always. I had to make sure they could come up and support and that is exactly what I did," he said.

"I feel I need to give everything. I never stopped, kept pushing until the end and was happy to get the first goal for my team."

Success will now hope his performance can lead to more game time in the Premier League and is committed tow working hard for the cause.

"My fitness levels are good and hopefully I will be able to give more to Watford and the fans," he said.

"Week in week out I want to be part of the team and watch them grow."