Quina: “Once You Have A Taste, You Want More”
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Watford and Portugal Under-20 midfielder Domingos Quina made his Premier League debut against Manchester City last night, and now says he just wants more opportunities with the Hornets.
The attacking-midfielder said he was delighted to make his debut in the Premier League, after previously dazzling Hornets fans with a wonder-strike in the Carabao Cup.
“I’m really glad to finally make my debut and happy to make it against one of the best clubs in the world. I’m just grateful,” said Quina.
“I’ve just got to keep working to get more chances.
“I enjoyed it very much because I know they are one of the best, and to get better you need to compete against the best.”
In a bright, inventive display from the 19-year-old after coming on for Will Hughes in the 52nd minute, Quina impressed onlookers with his close control and dribbling, but he said he was just trying to express himself.
“I just went out there and tried to be myself and tried to enjoy it,” said the midfielder. “I thought as a team we did quite well but we were just unlucky not to get the result we wanted.
“Once you have a taste of it, you want more and I’m just going to keep working hard to get more chances so I can get days like this.”
The Golden Boys almost secured a point late on and were really knocking on the door after Abdoulaye Doucouré’s 85th-minute goal, as City threw on defensive reinforcements with Watford streaming forward.
Quina thought that the Hornets gave a good account of themselves, but was still disappointed not to get something from the game – even though it was against “the best.”
“I think we just figured out that even if you are going to lose you may as well just give your all,” said Quina. “Give 100 per cent, and even if we lose we know that they are the best, and that’s what we tried to do.
“I think we wanted to get at least the draw, that would have made things a little bit better, happier, but I think it is better for the team that one of the best just beat us 2-1.”