By Nathan Salt For Mailonline
Published: 08:39 BST, 5 September 2020 | Updated: 08:41 BST, 5 September 2020
Watford captain Troy Deeney has hit back strongly to claims he is difficult to work with by suggesting people can be uncomfortable that he 'speaks his mind'.
Deeney has become increasingly irritated by suggestions he is tough to be around and a bad trainer and both claims were debunked by the striker.
Speaking to the Sun, Deeney said: 'I have heard these stories going around. It's being said I'm a difficult individual and it's very frustrating, to be honest.
Troy Deeney (right) has hit back at suggestions that he is 'difficult' to work with as a player
The Watford captain said that he speaks his mind but that does not make him 'difficult'
'I've never had an issue where somebody has publicly said "Troy's difficult to work with". These are things being said by people who don't know me. Maybe it's because I speak my mind and that's uncomfortable for people sometimes.
'Should you bend who you are to please