Ken Sema was pleased with his impact after assisting the Hornets to a crucial point in a goalless draw at Manchester United.
The Swedish winger was substituted onto the pitch during the early stages of the second period as Watford manager Roy Hodgson looked to add more intensity and energy, through the introduction of fresh legs.
The 28-year-old enjoyed the challenge and had an instant impact in the midfield, battling for any loose balls and chasing after his opponents in red, contributing to a significant result and clean sheet at Old Trafford.
“It was a big opportunity for me and I enjoyed it very much,” said Sema.
“To come here to this stadium and play, it was a big opportunity for me to show myself and I think I did alright.
“The point was very important because as a team we need all the points we can get now. It was a good moment for the team.”
Sema explained the role that Hodgson had asked him to play, when he was brought onto the pitch with half-an-hour left on the clock.
“He told me to go out there, be yourself and try as much as you can,” he answered.
“I had the legs on the full-backs, and I wanted to close them down and if I had the opportunity I went forward because it’s my game.”
Having taken positives from the encounter, Sema believes this will only breed more confidence going into future matches, as the Hornets face Arsenal next weekend (Sunday March 6).
“It is really important this result, especially to earn it against a team like Manchester United,” Sema said.
“We came here and showed we can fight and we are as good as them. It shows our character and strength but now we need to keep going. We have a home game against Arsenal, and we need to keep improving because it’s all about the points now.
“We need to keep going and try our best every game. Obviously, there aren’t that many games left so we just need to take it a game at a time and not think too far ahead. Now my focus is on Arsenal, and we will see about the result. Afterwards, we go again.”