First Team 02/10/2017

Holebas | “Everyone Is Believing”

In the aftermath of Saturday’s thrilling last-gasp leveller at West Brom, José Holebas pointed to Watford’s third stoppage time goal this season as evidence of the Hornets’ incredible belief and character.

“It says a lot,” the Greek left-back told, referring to late strikes against the Baggies, Swansea and Liverpool.

“Everyone is believing, everyone wants to score and to make sure the team isn’t losing, and that’s a big point this year.”

It was another point gained on the road for Marco Silva’s men, and Holebas admitted closing down a two-goal deficit meant it felt more like three.

“It’s a big win – let’s say – for us, even if we have drawn,” he said.

“We were 2-0 down and to come back is hard, especially against West Brom. They work really well defensively, but in the end we did a good job and we believed.

“We scored the goal and we were fighting. We gave everything for the draw, and in the end we got it.

“It was amazing by the group and by the whole team. We worked really hard today.”

See more reaction from Holebas in the video below.

First Team 02/10/2017

Official | Zárate Leaves On Loan

Watford FC can confirm that forward Mauro Zárate has joined UAE Arabian Gulf League side Al Nasr on loan for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.

The Hornets hold the option of recalling the Argentine in January.

The move is in line with today’s (Mon Oct 2) United Arab Emirates transfer deadline.

Zárate has made three appearances since signing for the Hornets in January this year, a knee injury suffered against West Ham United in February restricting his progress.