29/12/2017

Silva | “We Don't Change Anything”

Watch the full pre-match press conference above free, no sign-up required. 

Marco Silva isn't unduly worried about a 'new manager bounce' ahead of Swansea's visit to Vicarage Road tomorrow. 

His compatriot Carlos Carvalhal takes the Swans for the first time at The Vic since agreeing a deal until the end of the season. 

Silva, as always, believes the fate of the game rests in the performance of his players and not external factors. 

“We've already analysed our opponent tomorrow,” Silva said. 

“It's a new coach but it's not the first time. I remember the game against West Ham and it was the first game of [David] Moyes. We did well - it's not the first time and we will keep focused on what we need to do to win the match.”

Swansea are five points from safety in the Premier League's bottom three but Silva is wary of giving any attention to league positions. 

“It's important for us every time you can win. It's not more important because it is Swansea than it was against Leicester. For us, we don't change anything. It's important for us to not look at the table to see which position they are.

“I repeat again - only if we are at our best level can we win the match.”

Silva also updated on the condition of Roberto Pereyra ahead of the Swans' visit - click below for more. 

Team News

 

29/12/2017

Team News | Swansea

Marco Silva kept it brief when reporting the latest Watford team news from the Hornets' training ground this afternoon. 

Roberto Pereyra was the only new item of conversation, in an otherwise unchanged injury and suspension list. 

The luckless midfield man was forced off against Leicester with a minor complaint, but could be in line for a rapid return against Swansea on Saturday. 

“After the last match the situation with Pereyra is we will see,” Silva said. 

“Yesterday he started again to work with the team. The injury is nothing special. We'll take care with him and see how he is but he looks in a good condition to play tomorrow.”

Will Hughes and Kiko Femenía remain unavailable, while captain Troy Deeney is halfway through his four-match suspension.

Long-term absentees Nathaniel Chalobah, Miguel Britos, Younès Kaboul and Craig Cathcart continue their rehabilitation programmes. 

Watch Silva's full pre-Swansea press conference in the free video above.