First Team 4 weeks ago

Reaction On Sarr: “It's A Coming-Of-Age Performance”

By Kevin Affleck

Ballon d'Or winner Michael Owen reckons Ismaïla Sarr announced himself to the football world with what he described as "a coming-of-age performance" on Saturday night.

Sarr, who only turned 22 last week, scored two and set up the other in a rampant home win over Liverpool in what was his first start since more than five weeks out with injury. It was the first time the Reds had conceded three goals in a Premier League game in more than 13 months. 

"It's a coming-of-age performance," Owen, the former Liverpool striker, told Premier League Productions. "He's come for big money, he's been well-touted and this was a big night for him. on the biggest stage against the champions elect. He showed all the attributes [with that second goal]. He's got the pace, he's got the composure to finish it. Not many people do that to Virgil van Dijk, run away from him. The finish was brilliant."

Owen Hargreaves, who played with plenty of top performers at Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Manchester City, feels Sarr has all the attributes you would want from a modern-day forward.

"The pace and athleticism, with that end product, is what every team needs," said the former England midfielder. "That was against the best team in Europe and he tore them to shreds."

Ben Foster is just relieved he only has to face Sarr in training and not have him running at him full pelt or trying to rip one across him from right to left.

"We've missed him," Foster said on Added Time. "His workrate is phenomenal – he never gives up. He's up the line, he's down the line back defending. He's playing against one of the best defenders in the world and he just showed great calmness to put that [second] one away."

The Senegal international, who arrived in the summer from Rennes for a club-record fee, is one of the quiestest members of the squad to the extent Foster said he's never had a conversation with him, but he's starting to come out of his shell, particularly as his English improves. 

"He never gets too excited, he always stays on the same plane," said the goalkeeper. "If you give him space and put the ball behind the left back, they are struggling. He's so willing to do the work, so the other parts of his game are just bonus parts." 

Goalkeeping coach Graham Stack, who trained alongside Thierry Henry, just marvelled at what he saw from the jet-heeled forward.

"He's just so calm and calculated in front of goal," said Stack. "He took his time [for the second goal], picked his spot and put it away beautifully. He doesn't really change much: he doesn't get too high or too low. For a player of his age to play on a a plaform like this, the way he does is a real credit to him."

First Team 4 weeks ago

Away Tickets: Crystal Palace Sold Out

All tickets for the Hornets’ trip to Crystal Palace in the Premier League (Saturday March 7, 3pm KO) have now sold out.


TICKET PRICES

Adult: £30 (restricted view £28)
65 & Over: £20 (restricted view £19)
Student: £20 (restricted view £19)
18-21: £20 (restricted view £19)
Under-18: £16 (restricted view £15)

AMBULANT DISABLED

Adult: £20 (restricted view £19)
65 & Over: £20 (restricted view £19)
Student: £20 (restricted view £19)
18-21: £20 (restricted view £19)
Under-18: £16 (restricted view £15)

WHEELCHAIR

Adult: £20 
65 & Over: £20 
Student: £20 
18-21: £20 
Under-18: £16 

Please call the Ticket Office on 01923 223023 to purchase these, or email disabled.supporters@watfordfc.com for a call back.

AWAY GAMES: FAMILY AREA ALLOCATION

A dedicated area for family groups is now available at all of Watford's away games. These 'non-standing seats' are available by calling the Ticket Office on 01923 223023, and are subject to the usual Away Group A, B, C, D and E sales process.

OFFICIAL CLUB COACHES

£16 per person. Departure time 11am from Greenhill Crescent, subject to change. All supporters will be informed if the location of departure changes. 

Under-18s attending any away game and/or travelling on official club coaches unsupervised MUST ensure an UNDER-18 AWAY FIXTURE CONSENT FORM is signed by a parent or guardian and returned to the Ticket Office (either in-person, by emailing ticket.office@watfordfc.com or by post to Watford FC Ticket Office, Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford, Herts, WD18 0ER) before the day of the game.

SALES ARRANGEMENTS - WHO CAN BUY WHEN?

Monday February 3, 12noon
- Away Group A
 
Tuesday February 4, 12noon
- Away Group A & B
 
Wednesday February 5, 12noon
- Away Group A, B & C
 
Thursday February 6, 12noon
- Away Group A, B, C & D
 
Friday February 7, 12noon
- Away Group A+, A, B, C, D & E

Saturday February 8, 12noon
- General sale

Tickets are sold on a one per eligible Fan ID basis and subject to availability at all times.

AWAY FIRST ACCESS SALES GROUPS

First Access Sales Groups mentioned below are specifically referred to and set out in the club's 2019/20 Away Match Ticket Sales Policy, available by clicking HERE:

Group A:
- ST holders 2019/20 with 15 or more away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group B:
- Non-ST holders with 15 or more away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group C:
- ST holders 2019/20 with less than 15 away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group D:
- Non-ST holder with between 1 and 14 away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group E:
- ST holders 2019/20 who wish to purchase additional tickets for friends and family who have not purchased away match tickets before

DUPLICATE TICKETS

Any supporters who have mislaid their tickets will need to contact the Ticket Office via email from Monday March 2 and a duplicate ticket will be arranged for you to collect on arrival at Selhurst Park.

Any tickets purchased before 4pm on Wednesday March 4 will be sent out to the address under the lead Fan ID. Any purchases after this time will need to be collected from Vicarage Road Stadium or Selhurst Park.

If you have not received your tickets by Friday March 6, please email the Ticket Office so we can ensure you are able to collect duplicates on arrival at Selhurst Park.


Regular sales updates will be published here at watfordfc.com and via Twitter @WatfordFC.

How to contact the Ticket Office:
ticket.office@watfordfc.com / 01923 223023


If you're visiting Selhurst Park, you can read the Crystal Palace Visiting Supporter Guide HERE and the Access Statement HERE.