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COLNEY CHAT: "Use The Momentum"

Posted: Tue 20 Nov 2012
Author: Club Journalist

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Goalscoring 17-year-old Nathaniel Chalobah talks Wolves success and importance of pushing on from here...

Colney Chat - exclusive to watfordfc.com, direct from the Hornets' UCL London Colney training ground...

BEING in the right place at the right time is almost a pre-requisite if a goals-laden career is what a player is after - so Nathaniel Chalobah was happy to be Johnny-on-the-spot to break his senior duck against Wolves at the weekend.

Used more regularly as the sitting midfielder in Gianfranco Zola's central triumvirate, it was the Chelsea 17-year-old who steamed forward to track Mark Yeates' long pass to the breaking Fernando Forestieri.

And his effort paid dividends.

"It [a goal] has been coming for a while I think - so it was good to be there to meet Fernando's cross," smiled the teenager, talking to watfordfc.com at the Hornets' training ground a few days after his goalscoring exploits.

He explained: "I saw Fernando on the move and he's one of the sharpest players on the pitch. When he set off I thought I should try and keep up with him.

"I just tried to get as close as possible to him and he played a very good pass.

"I got a bit lucky with the ricochet off the goalkeeper I think. He's a very big lad, the goalie (Carl Ikeme), and he covered quite a lot of the goal and I was quite surprised. He was unlucky with the first one and luckily it feel back to me."
 
Chalobah contended that part of what was important for Watford was "coming back" - if that's the appropriate phrase - from the Leeds 6-1 result.

"We got back on it and have kept progressing. I think we're doing really well at the moment - now we've got use that momentum."

And the youngster's view on the Troy Deeney red card incident?

"Fair play to Troy as he stayed up, because he could have gone down earlier and got the defender sent off anyway.

"Wolves were strong with 10 men though," admitted the Chelsea starlet, on loan at Vicarage Road until early January.

"They made some changes and we had to be careful ourselves. They came at us but we reacted well to them scoring and managed to stand our ground at the end."

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