Silva | “Another Good Performance Of Attitude & Character”
Marco Silva felt he oversaw Watford's most complete home performance of the season yesterday afternoon, a display bristling with energy and enterprise which carried the Golden Boys to their fifth league win of the campaign.
The Hornets have, by and large, been better value on the road than they have been at home this season but they redressed the balance with some style under the lights at Vicarage Road, sweeping aside West Ham United on the back of goals from Will Hughes and, yet again, Richarlison.
The team won with something to spare in the end.
"We performed really well," said the Head Coach.
"I don't know if it was the best [of the season] as we played well for 60-70 minutes away at Chelsea against a huge team. But maybe it was our best match at home. It was very good for the confidence of our team. We were very focused as well."
The performance was a further example of how the players, amid a difficult week of speculation, continue to buy-in to the ideas and philosophy of the Head Coach. They are all, it would seem, right behind him.
"My players did a very good answer to everyone talking about commitment. It is not fair to doubt commitment. It was a very good answer today. I never had doubts about the commitment," said Silva, whose name was chanted from the stands during the second-half.
"It's good when our fans enjoy what we are doing. They enjoyed another good performance of attitude and character in our team."
It was even more encouraging when you consider the Hornets had Troy Deeney suspended, Younès Kaboul, Isaac Success and Nathaniel Chalobah out injured and Roberto Pereyra, Sebastian Prödi and Andrè Carrillo only fit enough to take a place on the bench.
"It was a very good performance," said Silva.
"We performed very well and we deserved the three points. The three defeats didn't reflect what we did. We continued in the same way and we performed well. I think we controlled the match more or less. It was an important result for us and this is our way."