“The Most Important Thing For Me Was How We Would React”

Walter Mazzarri admitted to mixed emotions when reflecting over Watford’s 1-1 draw with Bournemouth yesterday (Sat Oct 1).

The Hornets’ Head Coach was pleased with his side’s response to Monday night’s defeat at Burnley, but felt a point might have turned into three had the Golden Boys’ concentration been better at times.

“The most important thing for me was how we would react, and overall I’m happy with how the team performed today,” he said after the final whistle.

“I was disappointed because they scored on the first chance they had, and we didn’t deserve to go one down. But playing the way we were doing, I thought we would come back.

“There were moments where if we were more concentrated then it would have been three points, but we played much better than we did against Burnley so I’m happy with one point.”

Asked about Isaac Success’ game-changing contribution from the bench, after the Nigerian scored his first goal in Watford colours to make it 2-2, Mazzarri praised his impact while highlighting where the 20-year-old can further improve his game.

“He is an excellent player and he has showed it in the past, not only today,” said the Italian.

“He can improve a lot in defensive parts, but he deserves it because every time he’s come on he’s showed he can help the team.”

Click below to watch more reaction from Troy Deeney and Younes Kaboul, as well as match highlights.


First Team 01/10/2016

Highlights | Bournemouth 2-2 Watford