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BELLERIN: “What I’m Looking For”

Posted: Mon 02 Dec 2013
Author: Club Journalist

Debutant Hector Bellerin discusses his first appearance for the Golden Boys against Yeovil

SPANISH loan man Hector Bellerin is confident Watford are the right club for his development, despite Saturday’s disappointing 3-0 defeat to Yeovil Town. 

Speaking after the final whistle at The Vic, the Arsenal loanee said his first Sky Bet Championship appearance was a valuable test, and praised the way in which the Hornets try to play. 

“It was a very high level,” he told

“For us young players coming up, it’s a good test if we want to prove ourselves. I’m lucky to play in this team, I have such good players next to me. I’m sure we’ll do better in the upcoming games. 

“It’s very good for what I’m trying to achieve. We tried to play the ball, and today was a game we needed to attack. 

“The style of play is definitely what I’m looking for, and for what I want to achieve I’m sure I can do it here.”

Bellerin, whose skill and pace on the flanks were a constant threat to the Glovers, spoke honestly about his performance both going forward and defensively, having lined-up as a wing-back in Gianfranco Zola’s 3-5-2 formation. 

“It was a hard game defensively,” he admitted.

“They had some experienced players, and they were very physical. That is something that is maybe a bit hard for me. 

"It was a test as it was my first game, but I’m sure I’ll continue to adapt to it, and I’m already looking forward to the next game.

“Going forward is my game – I’m happy with my performance, because you’re obviously a bit nervous and you don’t know what’s coming.

“I think the players helped me to be confident and show what I can do. I’m just gutted for the result, because we deserved more than that.”

The Spanish Under-19 international said the influence of the experienced Watford players around him was, and will be of huge benefit to his education in football. 

“It was definitely helpful to have experienced players around me – that’s when you learn the most. 

“You learn in training sessions and watching videos, but the situations in the games, and with the experienced players next to you, you learn much more. 

“They are players that have been playing for a very long time, in leagues that are very hard, so I’m just taking on board everything they say to me because I think it’s going to help me a lot in the future.” 

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