Mazzarri On Players' Improvement
As well as the usual match preview and injury update, Walter Mazzarri reserved time during his pre-match press call to highlight two Watford players who he says have improved dramatically since his arrival over the summer.
Nordin Amrabat and Sebastian Prödl were both used intermittently under Quique Sanchez Flores, but have worked their way not only into contention this campaign, but become key men in Mazzarri's setup.
“When I arrived, Amrabat was one of those who was not considered previously,” he said, prompted by a question on Amrabat's good form.
“This can only prove the work that we have done up until today, which has helped him improve not only mentally but also as a player.”
“It's not only about him,” he continued.
“I can make another example - it's the same with Sebastian Prödl.
“He has improved massively as a player this season. This gives us a lot of satisfaction, because it proves that my work, together with my staff, has been very positive.”