Kiko Femenia has said he is "very happy" at Watford and is enjoying his successes after suffering disappointment in the early stages of his career.

The full back renewed his deal with the Hornets at the beginning of the Championship campaign and turned down the chance to return to Spain in the January transfer window.

Similarly, an offer to join Turkish side Trabzonspor this summer has not enticed him, with the Spaniard preferring instead to stay and play in the Premier League.

After playing a key role in Watford's promotion, Femenia is making the most of this positive moment in his career, while reflecting on his release from Barcelona when he was 23, something he claimed at the time had "ruined" him "emotionally".

"It has been a complicated year, but since the arrival of the new coach, Xisco Muñoz, we have improved and we have achieved the goal," he told Las Provincias.

"I renewed when we were demoted and the truth is that I am very happy here. Both my family and I have adapted very well.

"Every success I achieve I enjoy it to the fullest because I know how bad it was seven years ago when I was left without a team. I am privileged and I want to take advantage of every minute that football gives me."

This promotion with Watford is Femenia's third overall, after previously enjoying success with both Hercules and Alaves.

He hopes a return to Hercules is on the cards before he finishes his career.

"I have been promoted three times in my career and, although they all have their emotional side, the most special is still that of Alicante to First. I will never forget it," he said.

"Hopefully in a few years I can return to my home and play my last years as a footballer at Hercules."