​England Under-21 star Will Hughes has revealed what he thinks his qualities as a player are. 

Speaking to Watford's official website, via the​ Derby Telegraph, he was quick to challenge the perception that he is solely a ball-playing midfielder.

"I think a lot of people have got a perception of me of just being a ball-player but having played in the Championship for five years, you have to do a lot more than that," he said.

"I think I bring both sides to my game, with my main strength being creativity. I'm looking to score a lot more goals than I have previously and to set up lots of chances, too."

Denmark v England: U21 International Friendly

He made 185 appearances for his former club Derby County and scored 12 goals, after making his debut at the age of 16 in 2011. Hughes has now signed for Watford and looks to continue his footballing development in the Premier League.

At present, Hughes in is Poland playing for Aidy Boothroyd's squad in the Under-21 European Championships. Him and his teammates are preparing for the semi-final of the competition to be played against Germany on Tuesday evening.

The midfielder's move to Watford was reported to be around the value of £8m, and was the first signing made by Watford's new head coach Marco Silva.