Ben Foster has praised Gerard Deulofeu's ability to win a match almost on his own after the mercurial Spaniard scored twice to help Watford earn three points against Huddersfield on Saturday.

After the game, he told the club website that although there were some frustrations with the former Barcelona man, he has still played a crucial role in the Hornets' success this season.

“With players like Geri, you are going to have times where you might get a little bit frustrated, but he’s somebody that is so invaluable to the team,” said Foster.

“You want him in your team because he can always win you games. 

“He’s always looking to go forward with the ball, and sometimes he drags the whole team with him. It’s nice to watch.”

Deulofeu's first goal against Huddersfield was similar to the one he netted in the FA Cup semi-final earlier this month, with a deft flick of the ankle curling the ball beyond the goalkeeper into the far post.

Foster said that it is something he has regularly been on the end of in training and knows just how difficult it can be to stop him from scoring.

He said: “He’s lovely at that – once he’s got you stood still you’re in trouble.

“It’s got minimum backlift. He’s got real control and knows exactly where he’s putting it – he does that in training all the time. 

“He’s a nightmare because he’s one of those who can make you sit down. He can beat you with his left foot, his right foot, he can go round you, or he can do that dinky shot thing where the goalie has no chance.”