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COLNEY CHAT: “What We Need Every Week”

Posted: Mon 05 Nov 2012
Author: Club Journalist

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Midfielder felt the Hornets’ work-rate was first-class against the Foxes

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JONATHAN HOGG hopes Saturday’s victory over Leicester City will kick-start the Hornets so they can climb the npower Championship League table. 

The tough-tackling midfielder believes the nature of the performance in the 2-1 win at Vicarage Road was pleasing and allows Watford to approach Tuesday’s game with Millwall with confidence. 

He said: “I thought to come back here at Vicarage Road and to play the team second in the league, the lads have put in a great performance. 

“Everyone has worked their socks off to be fair and that's what we need every week. 

“We need everyone to pull together and work as a team and hopefully Saturday is a kick-start for the next couple of games.”

The 23-year-old feels the ‘Orns can’t let the performance levels slip ahead of a busy month. 

“This game [Leicester] counts for nothing if we don't win on Tuesday,” he stated firmly. 

“We need to think of it that way and get another three points on Tuesday and start climbing up that league again.”

Once more at The Vic, Gianfranco Zola’s side started strongly and that set the tone for the Hornets’ approach to the game. 

“We started really well; we were on the front foot and pressed them really well.

“Everyone worked hard and the harder we work I think the better team we look. If we keep pressing and working hard the passing will come after that.

“We all defended as a team, and that's the main positive to come out of the game. 

“The team worked themselves into the ground and I'm really pleased we got the three points as I think we fully deserved it.”

His midfield team-mate Almen Abdi opened the scoring and the former Villa youngster admitted he would love to mirror the Swiss midfielder’s goalscoring exploits.  

“Almen is an experienced lad and has scored a lot of goals of midfield,” he explained.  

“I need to take a leaf out of his book and watch him more in training to try and learn the way he finishes, because I need to start getting a couple myself!”