Gracia On Capoue | “A Very Important Player”
Javi Gracia hailed Étienne Capoue as fundamental to his team in the wake of the Frenchman signing a new deal at Vicarage Road.
Capoue has been a player transformed since Gracia took charge and has emerged as a linchpin of the Hornets' midfield.
He has thrived after being restored to his favoured position at the base of the midfield and his cracking performance at Stoke, where he rolled up his sleeves to put out fire after fire, helped provide the launchpad for the upturn in results under the Head Coach.
"Capoue is a very important player for us," said Gracia.
"Not only because he is going a good job, I think he is very important because he has a very good attitude. He has experience in that position.
"It's true we don't have many options at this moment, but we have a very good balance with Capoue and Doucouré playing together."
Capoue has scored 10 goals in 92 games for the Hornets and, like most, Gracia feels a player of the ex-Tottenham man's immense talent could be delivering even more.
"I hope in the next game he not only makes a good job, I believe he can score goals and help us in many things we do," said Gracia.
"I am very happy with him. He's a very important player for us."
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