Watford captain Troy Deeney has said he is not excited about the FA Cup semi-final this Sunday and is instead more interested in building a legacy with the club.

In an interview with TalkSport reporter Ian Abrahams, Deeney said that he is tired of hearing people talking about the Hornets' cup run as if it is merely a one off and instead wants seasons like the current one to become the norm at Vicarage Road.

"I wouldn’t say it’s the biggest game of my career, it’s probably the biggest opportunity in terms of making a legacy at this club," said the skipper.

"We’re still fighting for seventh in the league and obviously the opportunity to go into the FA Cup final so I wouldn’t say it’s the biggest game, I’d just say it’s a massive opportunity to take this club another step forward which I’ve always tried to do in the nine years I’ve been here.

"I’ve got a weird feeling about this one, it doesn’t excite me too much, it’s just another game.

"I want people to understand the perspective because people always say that it’s a big occasion for a team outside the top six.

"Where we’re aspiring to get to and where Wolves are trying to aspire to get to is to be in this sort of situation more regularly, so we don’t see it as a one off, we see it as the building blocks to do more.

"If we can get over this final hurdle and get to the final, we'' say 'alright now there’s another block can we go on and win it?'

"You just reassess all the time, so I’ve just got a little thing lately now where I’m seeing a lot of comments about Watford and it irritates me a little bit when it says we’ve had an inconsistent season and we’re a bag of Revels or whatever, but we’re eighth, we’ve won 13 games.

"We’re not a bad outfit, people have just got to start respecting us, that’s all."

This semi-final will be Deeney's second FA Cup last four appearance at Wembley and his third overall, including the play-off final.

Although he has never won a game at the stadium, he said he is still not putting any extra focus on this match and is instead preparing as he would for any other game.

He said: "I’ve never won at Wembley. Never won. I think everything’s for a reason, though, I don’t think we was ready play-off year, we weren’t ready in terms of it was a whirlwind season and we came up against a good Palace side.

"The other Palace game in the FA Cup, that was more of a build up from the weeks before. We were already technically safe and we were very sloppy, I think it just transferred into that game, you can’t just get up for one game in that sense but nice memory obviously to score there.

"I’m excited about every game of football. When people talk about a final or a semi-final everyone talks about the buzz, the build-up, but I’ve played two games this week, I’m knackered, so I’m literally just preparing like it’s another game and do what I’ve got to do to be ready for it.

"Of course it's a step on the road to silverware, but so was Woking. I’m just a weird person, I’m not that type of person that says ‘semi-final now right I’m gonna protect myself against Fulham and don’t go into tackles’.

"I got kicked from pillar to post, scored a goal, ran around like a nutter and we won the game, that’s the most important thing.

"That’s pushed behind us now and we look ahead to the next one. I know it’s very cliché but that’s what we do, I don’t go take any games easy."