01/01/2018

Janmaat | “There's Always A Way”

The Golden Boys have had a somewhat up and down season so far. Marco Silva’s side started the season in blistering form, defying all the odds and shooting up the table with some impressive performances, particularly on the road.

However recently those performances have been hard to come by with the Hornets winning just once in their last eight games, including Saturday’s disappointing defeat against Swansea City.

Watford begin 2018 with their toughest match of the season so far, a trip to top of the table Manchester City.

The blue half of Manchester have been utterly dominant in the league so far this season, drawing just twice and winning the rest of their matches. Dutch defender Daryl Janmaat was full of praise for his opponents.

“I think they have the best players in the league, almost in every position. They have a really good manager, they are unbelievable at the moment.

“They’re the best team in the league at the moment and they will be the champions,” Janmaat admitted.

When questioned on whether he thinks the champions elect can go the rest of the season unbeaten the full back was very quick to respond.

“Hopefully not, hopefully we can get something there,” he said smiling.

“There’s always a way to find a result, maybe they get a bad day. I think they played on the 31st as well so we have to go there to try to get a result because otherwise you better stay at home if you don’t go there for something. It’s going to be hard of course, that’s clear.”

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31/12/2017

Silva | “We Should Have Killed The Match”

Marco Silva spoke of his disappointment at Watford’s failure once again to kill off a match after yesterday’s disappointing 2-1 defeat to Swansea City.

The Hornets led for much of the game thanks to André Carrillo’s 11th-minute opener and had chances to extend their advantage, before two goals in the final five minutes handed the Swans all three points.

“When you don't score a second, especially from clear chances, it gives belief to your opponent,” said Silva, speaking to the press after full-time.

“We did enough to win this match. Our opponent shot early with [Jordan] Ayew, but then they didn't create one more chance until they scored their first goal.

“When you have the game under control you need to put the ball in the net. We had a couple of clear chances to score a second and we should have killed the match.

“When you don’t score in crucial moments it means something like this can happen.”

Asked about the Molla Wagué header that was ruled out for a foul early in the second-half, Silva refused to criticise the match officials.

“I didn't see a big foul there, this is normal contact for the Premier League, but today is not about the officials. It is about ourselves,” he said.

One plus from an otherwise frustrating outcome at The Vic was a first goal in Watford colours for Carrillo, and Silva was pleased for the Peruvian.

“It is good for him [to score]. He is at a very good level in his game,” said the Portugese.

“I talk a lot with him because I feel he can keep giving us even more.”

See more post-match reaction from Silva in the video above.