Watford captain Troy Deeney is not known for mincing his words and after the Hornets' momentous victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, the skipper spoke openly and with great emotion about how much it meant to him to reach the FA Cup final.

Deeney spoke to both beIN sports and BT Sport following the game and when he was asked by a reporter about the prospect of facing Manchester City in the final, he said: "It sounds really disrespectful and I’m not trying to be disrespectful, but this ain’t their moment. "We’ll worry about them the week before.

"This is our moment, this is for everybody that came out and watched today, everybody that has been along the journey, people who went to Woking away. People like myself that was here when the club was close to being in administration and we had three sides to the stand.

"This is our moment, no Man city, nobody else can tell us how we should feel now.

"We should sit down, bask in it and say, ‘you know what, we’re a good set of lads and we deserve this’."

For Deeney, the FA Cup final will mark a significant moment in his career since he left amateur club Chelmsley Town in 2006 to join Walsall as a professional.

The road to Premier League football was not as straight forward for the 30-year-old as it is for others.

He first joined Watford back in 2010 when they were a Championship club, but in 2012 he was sentenced to ten months' imprisonment for his part in a brawl.

On Sunday, after the victory and having spent time with his friends and family, Watford's number nine said the moment meant "everything" to him and shows how far he has come as both a footballer and a person.

"I’m not going to lie, I was holding back the tears," he said.

"About 12 years ago, I was paying ten pounds a week to play football and now I’m going to be in the FA Cup final.

"I’ve come a long way personally, people always go back to my time in jail, but before that, grafting away, watching my brother doing his thing and trying to be a footballer and trying to support him and it’s been a long hard stint to get here.

"Every now and then you get this wave of emotion that hits you. Everyone knows I’m a big tough guy, but I just had a bit of a moment with my mum which was special. It was special.

"I still make mistakes daily and I’m still trying to be a better person, but personally, this moment is everything to me. I’ve got everyone who believed in me and everyone that trusts me here today and I’m just happy."

Deeney more than played his part in getting the victory when he scored the 94th minute penalty that took the game into extra time.

The striker admitted nerves almost got the better of him, but that after calming himself down, he only had one thing on his mind.

After Gerard Deulofeu's winning goal, the skipper wants Watford to take stock and enjoy the moment before thinking about what comes next.

He said: "I literally just had a word with myself and said ‘calm down’ because I’ve been practicing them for years now, but when there’s this emotion, you can’t really recreate at the training pitch.

"I took myself away and calmed myself down and took myself back to training mode.

"I thought he was going to stand, so I just hit it as hard as I could.

"Because of the pressure that was on it and the emotion that goes with it, you know if you miss you’re out.

"That’s (the final) ages away, I think we should just enjoy this for the moment.

"There’s many times you can get caught up and think ‘what’s the next thing?’ but for a club of this size, I think we should enjoy this moment, let everyone enjoy it."

While the FA Cup final could well prove to be the biggest game in Deeney's career, he insists the club still has a point to prove in the Premier League this season.

However, away from the team, Deeney believes he has done enough personally to earn himself a new deal at Vicarage Road.

The skipper currently has two more years left on his current contract, but after the game he told reporters that he wants a new deal.

He said: "I said it on many occasions, this team has got something special.

"We’re not the most talented, we’re not all that, but the heart and the desire, you could see it there.

"At 2-0 down, many teams would’ve called it a day but we kept going.

"We have got room to grow, there’s not a ceiling on it just yet.

"We’re not seventh, we’re not in the top ten regularly. There’s still loads to improve on, loads to do and personally these young boys that are coming up are keeping me on my toes and making sure I’m trying to get this new deal and if anyone’s watching, I would like a new deal, thank you."

Deeney's opposite number in the semi-final Raul Jimenez was awarded the man of the match award at Wembley prior to the penalty that took the match beyond regulation time.

The Wolves number nine also got himself on the scoresheet when he chested down a delivery into the box before smashing it past Heurelho Gomes.

In celebration, the Mexican produced a Lucha Libre wrestling mask adorned with the Wolves crest, which he had placed behind the goal before the second-half.

Deeney praised the striker for the way he plays, but suggested the celebration was ill-advised, particularly when the game was not definitely over.

He said: "He’s a top top player, I watch him and I think he’s the nuts. He plays the number nine position on his own really well and I thought it was a good goal, poor defending from our point of view.

"I’m glad he put that mask on, he can wear it out now as well, now he’s a loser. Enjoy the mask, we got the victory.

"I’m quite happy I only saw it now because I probably would have lost my head if I’d have seen that, so I think you’ve got to wear the mask and do all that stuff when you know you’re going to win the game."