29/06/2017

In The Hat | Sebastian Prödl

Who would play you in a film of your life? 
Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie Twins! Mariappa would be the second twin [Danny DeVito]!

If you could trade places with a teammate for a day, who would it be? 
Zúňiga! I could spend the summer in Colombia! 

Who’s the best set-piece taker you’ve played alongside?
Mesut Özil. 

Prödl and Özil were teammates at Werder Bremen

Which famous person would you most like to meet?
Dalai Lama – he’s full of wisdom! 

Which team did you support as a child? 
Real Madrid – I watched them play against my hometown club Sturm Graz in the Champions League back in 1998/99 season. 

Quiz time, who would you want on your team? 
Ben Watson. 

Who’s the toughest striker you’ve faced? 
Samuel Eto’o. 

Prödl tries to keep track of Eto'o during a Champions League game in 2010

What was your first car? 
My first car was an Audi A3 that I got when I was 18! 

Arm wrestle – who would you not want to face from your national team? 
Marko Arnautović. 

Are you afraid of heights? Or what are you afraid of?
Austrian’s aren’t afraid of heights; we are surrounded by mountains! I don’t like snakes though! 

Article first published in The Hornet (Watford FC match programme)

First Team 28/06/2017

Cathcart | "Exciting Times"

A new contract, a return from injury and the prospect of working under Marco Silva - just three reasons why Craig Cathcart is excited ahead of the new Premier League campaign!

The Northern Irishman has put pen to paper on new four-year deal, keeping him with the Hornets until 2021.

“I’m delighted,” said Cathcart, who was speaking to the watfordfc.com cameras. 

“Since I came to the club things have been on an upward curve for me, and I want to continue that and help the club move in the right direction.

“The training ground is getting better, the stadium is looking fantastic and the squad we’ve built is great. It’s exciting times for the club and I want to have as much success as possible here.” 

With a new man at the helm in Silva, the 28-year-old defender admitted that he can’t wait to get started as he continues his recovery at the London Colney training ground following a knee problem. 

“I missed the last few games of the season through injury, so I’m just trying to make sure I’m 100 per cent fit for pre-season and I’m fresh and ready to go,” he said.

“Looking at it from the outside, it looked like he [Silva] did a great job at Hull. They had a quick turnaround and won quite a few games.

“It's exciting though and now I’m looking forward to getting back in for pre-season and working hard together.”

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