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Sebastian Prödl on the Hornets’ aims between now and the end of the season

Prödl | “A New Target For The Team”


Having reached the 40-point mark with victory over Swansea on Saturday, Sebastian Prödl believes Watford can approach a difficult run-in with increased confidence.

The Hornets visit a Hull City side yet to taste defeat at home under Marco Silva in their next fixture on Saturday, before concluding 2016/17 with games against Liverpool, Leicester, Everton, Chelsea and Manchester City.

“We are not 100 per cent safe but I think we made a big step today and it gives us some confidence for the remaining games, because we are facing a very tough programme,” admitted Prödl, speaking to the media after the 1-0 win against Swansea.

“These can be games to enjoy now because with 40 points we are more or less on the safe side, so if we face them with more confidence we can take some points. 

“The last two games show where we are at the moment – we are better than the teams near the bottom but we are not as good as teams like Tottenham – but we have proved already this season that we can compete with the good teams as well and that should be our target for the next few weeks, because we are going to face a lot of teams in the top 10.”

Despite being 12 points clear of the drop-zone and 10th in the table, Prödl insists now’s not the time to relax.

“Even though we have 40 points we shouldn’t be easy going,” he said.

“We have a big chance now – we are top 10 at the moment and it would be great to finish in the top 10. This is a new target for the team.

“I think the second season is always a difficult one, but we’ve secured Premier League status more or less now and we should move forward. 

“Now it’s up to us, and if we can finish in the top 10 it will be brilliant.”



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