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Abdoulaye Doucouré Says Waiting His Turn on the PlayStation Has Helped His Watford Career

Abdoulaye Doucouré Says Waiting His Turn on the PlayStation Has Helped His Watford Career

Abdoulaye Doucouré has had to wait his turn before making his mark at Watford, a situation he has compared to waiting for your sibling to hand you the PlayStation controller.

Doucouré signed for the Hornets in 2016, having risen through the ranks at Ligue 1 side Rennes, despite tearing the cruciate ligaments in his left knee on two separate occasions.

And although the midfielder recovered from his injury troubles and arrived at Vicarage Road with plenty of potential and a willingness to learn, Doucouré then found himself out of favour with manager Walter Mazzarri.

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As a result the 23-year-old midfielder was farmed out on loan to Spanish side Granada.

However, this season, we’ve finally been able to witness what Doucouré can do.

The Frenchman has already scored four goals while readily showcasing his ability as both a dynamic midfield ball-winner and a nifty passer.

Luckily, growing up in a large family where patience is key has benefited the youngster.

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He told Paul Doyle of the Guardian, “I’ve never given up on anything and I’ve always known how to be patient.

“Being the second-youngest of eight children has helped.”

“You get used to waiting your turn even if it’s just to have a go on the PlayStation. And you have to make sure you’re ready to take it when it comes. It’s the same in football,” Watford’s enforcer added.

Who knew it, maybe years of watching your older sibling dominate the games console could have given you what it takes to be a Premier League star?

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