Isaac Success says Watford’s 6-0 defeat to Manchester City in the 2019 English FA Cup final at Wembley was a real disaster.
Success who came on for Roberto Pereyra in the 66th minute in the defeat said their performance in that final was shameful.
The 24-year-old who joined the Hornets from Granada in 2016 as a 20-year-old for a then club-record fee of £12.5m failed to justify his price tag.
He made 72 Hornets appearances, netting six goals during his five-year spell at the club.
“It was a disaster for the whole team,” Success said.
“We were really disappointed. Our mentality was that we could win the trophy. We played against a difficult team — an amazing team really, with so much quality. But we were disappointed to lose.
“It shouldn’t have been six goals but it was a good experience for everyone. The atmosphere was amazing and we had a runners-up medal. It was such a tough game so we were angry but at the same time happy we got to that point.
That year Manchester City rounded off an outstanding season to clinch a historic domestic treble.
Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus both scored twice as Pep Guardiola’s team became the first English men’s side to achieve the feat of winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup in the same season.