Marco Silva believes Watford winger Isaac Success is still adapting to the rigours of the Premier League.
The Nigerian was the Hornets’ record signing when he joined from Granada last summer, but, barring a couple of strong showings against Bournemouth and at Middlesbrough, struggled for much of his debut season.
Injury did play its part and sidelined Success just as he looked to be finding his best form, once he returned, though, he found chances limited.
Walter Mazzarri felt the 21-year-old was not professional enough and needed to improve his attitude.
It resulted in regular, brief substitute appearances during the second half of the season and Success has not been involved in a matchday squad since the defeat to Everton on May 12.
If Watford fans though Success’ future was up in the air after his omission against Liverpool and having started just two league games since his move, Silva played down the possibility of him leaving.
“This situation: He’s a young boy and boy who needs to adapt to this football,” Silva explained, “and to our ideas as well.”