Muñoz: “Our Fans Must Enjoy Watching Our Team”

By: Watford FC Staff

A tough test awaits Watford in the FA Cup this weekend but Xisco Muñoz insists he has no intention of shutting up shop at Old Trafford.

The Head Coach has brought an attacking philosophy to the team since arriving in December and will not compromise this development by changing his approach against Manchester United, despite their hot Premier League form.

“The most important thing is we go there and fight like animals and enjoy the situation,” said Muñoz.

“I know it will be difficult, because Manchester United is a perfect team, but we need to give our best and try very hard, because the most important thing is that our fans enjoy watching our team.

“We go there with maximum ambition, we will work very hard and it is important to see we are growing game by game. This is our objective and it’s important we continue with the same attitude, work and spirit.”

With no midweek Championship fixture, Muñoz has had a full week to prepare the Hornets for this third round clash and is pleased with how the bond between coach and players is developing.

“Having time to work with the players is very good, they have given me a very good week, worked very hard and I’m very happy with them,” said the Spaniard.

“Every day I learn [more about the team], it’s important every day to learn. It’s true I knew things before about the team, but also when you are with them every day you learn more.

“I know what I think and I know what they can give me, they know what I want and they know what they can give me too. This is important, to start working with this connection, and I think our connection with the players is perfect.”

Muñoz won La Liga and the UEFA Cup during his playing days with Valencia, recently enjoyed a title win as manager of Dinamo Tbilisi and knows what the magic of the FA Cup means to supporters in this country.

“Everyone knows it’s a special competition, I’m very happy to be here and try to get us one step further because it’s very important,” said the Head Coach.

“We know it’s difficult, but we will give our maximum in the next game and we will try to get to the next step of the competition.”

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