26/12/2015

WATSON: “We've Got To Continue This Form”

IT'S been a case of so far, so good, from the Hornets' gruelling Christmas schedule, and Ben Watson has backed Watford to take their impressive run of form into tomorrow's visit of Spurs (December 28).

Yesterday's 2-2 draw at Chelsea followed last weekend's 3-0 beating of Liverpool, and Watson believes confidence couldn't be much higher for the Golden Boys right now.

"Everyone said we had the toughest Christmas and so far we've got four out of six points," said Watson, speaking to watfordfc.com after full-time at Stamford Bridge yesterday.

"We've now got Tottenham and Man City at home and we've been strong at home of late, so hopefully we can take today's performance into the Tottenham game.

"It'll be a really tough game, but at home, on the back of our last performance at home against Liverpool when we were fantastic, we've just got to continue this form.

"It's a quick turnaround, that's the one good thing about Christmas, you can't dwell on results, although we got a good one today. We'll just go again on Monday and look to win the game again."

Reflecting further on the point taken from Guus Hiddink's Chelsea on Boxing Day, Watson said there were plenty of reasons to be pleased with a draw against a side looking to impress in their first game with a new manager.

"I think it's a great result. We knew it was going to be tough today, with a new manager coming in we knew their boys were going to be fired up and ready to prove a point, and to come to Chelsea and get a 2-2 result is brilliant," he said.

"We created some chances, then Chelsea came strong in the second-half, especially when it went 2-2, but you expect that.

"They've got world class players all over the pitch and they're bringing on Eden Hazard, so they're going to create chances. But we stood tall and firm and defended well, and we were pleased with 2-2."

First Team 20/12/2015

Highlights | Watford 3-0 Liverpool