Cathcart: “The Best Season I've Had With Any Team”
Craig Cathcart says this Watford team is the best side he’s ever been a part of.
The now-FA Cup finalists played with heart and courage against Wolves at Wembley to book their place for May 18, fighting back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in extra time.
Gerard Deulofeu struck either side of Troy Deeney’s ice-cool penalty in added time.
An overjoyed Cathcart, 30, insisted he has never known a better time in his career, despite beginning his career at Manchester United.
“It’s an incredible achievement,” said Cathcart. “We knew it would be tough, but to do it that way makes it extra special.
“All the lads are buzzing. It’s going to be a great day for everyone involved with the club - players, staff and the fans.
“We showed how competitive we are and how good our team spirit is.
“This is the best season I have had with any team. It’s been great, we just want to go finish it off strongly now.”
Cathcart made five clearances, and won 100 per cent of his tackles at Wembley, as Watford secured their place in the FA Cup final.
The centre-half has been the Hornets’ ‘Mr. Reliable’ this season, quietly going about his business - it’s the mark of a good defender that you’re not often talked about - and he was pleased with the manner of the Golden Boys’ comeback.
“We were doing alright, but then they gave us a bit of a sucker punch with that goal,“ said the former Blackpool man. “It was the same in the second half.
“We were trying and it just wasn’t falling our way, but once we got the goal back their heads dropped and we were on the front foot.
“We showed great character to get through the 90 minutes, and then the extra 30.
“It’s still all to play for, and we have some games left in the Premier League and we want to do as well as we can. But for now we’re just going to enjoy this.”