After his appearances at the Euro 24 finals in Germany, the challenge for Giorgi Chakvetadze is now to focus on Watford and maintain that level of performance for his club.

The midfielder received some rave reviews on TV and in the written media as Georgia managed to reach the last 16 in their first major finals which included a memorable win over Portugal.

However, while the 24-year-old showed much promise in his first season at Vicarage Road, he also struggled for consistency at times and only managed one goal in 37 appearances.

He was also left out of the Watford squad for the final three games of the season in order to allow him to prepare for the finals.

“You could tell the tournament was in his mind for the last few weeks of last season, but now I hope he comes back with a clear head and ready to play for Watford, because he is a player I really like,” said Tom Cleverley.

“For me, I now want to see the Giorgi we saw playing for his country at the Euros on the pitch for Watford every week.”

Chakvetadze began last season on loan at Vicarage Road from Belgian side Gent, and there were some raised eyebrows when the Hornets chose to part with £2m in January to make that a permanent transfer.

“He’s our player now, and that move in January looks a very good piece of business,” Cleverley pointed out.

“He was fantastic in Germany and again he’s another player I am very proud of.

“It’s exciting for everyone connected with Watford to see our players on the biggest stages, representing the club.

“Georgia were a real success story, and I’m sure Giorgi will return in good spirits and be ready to show his good form in the tournament for his club.”