However, despite ending his lengthy goal-less streak, Dennis insists his focus remains firmly on securing victories for the Hornets, Footballrover reports.
The 26-year-old, on loan from Nottingham Forest, came off the bench in the 60th minute against Leicester City and capitalised on a mistake by Harry Winks, tapping home a consolation goal in the 63rd minute.
While Watford ultimately fell short, losing 1-2, Dennis’ strike offered a glimmer of hope and marked a significant personal milestone.
“I don’t care about the goal. I was always going to score goals, but I want three points, and I’m looking forward to it and going back to winning ways,” Dennis declared after the match.
While ending his goal drought undoubtedly carries personal significance, he prioritises collective achievement over individual accolades.
Despite featuring for only 30 minutes, Dennis’ impact was undeniable. He managed three brilliant shots, culminating in his goal.
However, Leicester secured the win thanks to goals from Patson Daka and Ricardo Pereira at Vicarage Road.
Reflecting on the match, Dennis acknowledged the challenge posed by Leicester but commended his team’s effort and determination throughout the contest.
The former Club Brugge star admitted to his personal desire for three points, a feat he has yet to achieve since his return, but expressed his huge optimism for future victories.
The Super Eagles star acknowledged that he wasn’t quite at his best right now, but he did say that his rigorous training routine was helping, highlighting the need for tenacity and hard work going forward.