Kamara: “We Have To Keep Our Heads Up”

By: Watford FC Staff

Hassane Kamara insists Watford will keep fighting until the end of the Premier League season, after a disappointing 5-1 defeat at league leaders Manchester City left them seven points off safety with five games to play.

The 28-year-old notched his first goal for the Hornets since his January arrival to halve the deficit after Gabriel Jesus had put City in control with a brace, though a Rodri strike and two more for Jesus in the second period put the result beyond doubt.

While he admitted the result ultimately overshadowed his own personal milestone Kamara said Watford should have made more of their chances in front of goal at the Etihad, against opposition that looked well worthy of their position in the table.

“We had chances to score, and we have to make sure we take them,” said the Ivory Coast international. “Our goal gave us some confidence, but we needed to follow it up. They are a very strong side and they scored a third quickly which was very difficult to come back from.

“When you score you have to be happy, but when you’ve conceded five goals ultimately it means nothing. It was a nice moment for me personally, but after the game the main feeling is that as a collective we need to do better.

“We’ve lost a lot of games so we need to keep our heads up and keep believing. We will remain hungry, that is for sure.”

Defeat in Manchester marked Kamara’s 15th consecutive start for Watford, and having established himself as an integral member of Roy Hodgson’s squad during his short stay in Hertfordshire he is likely to play a big part in the season run-in.

A crucial clash against fellow strugglers Burnley lies in store next up at Vicarage Road (Saturday April 30, 3pm KO), and with a game against Everton also on the horizon Kamara is adamant that the team will leave everything out on the pitch.

He added: “We have five games left - we won’t give up and we’ll give the best that we can offer.

“It's a very big game next week against Burnley. We know we still have Burnley and Everton to play, and three other big games too. Until the end we will keep our heads up and do everything we can to pick up as many points as possible.”

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