Manager Javi Gracia has noted that Watford achieved something special with a 5-1 defeat of Cardiff, which also happened to be their biggest win of the season. With only eleven losses this season, Watford has become seventh in the Premier League and reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Mr. Gracia has noted that much of this has been achieved because of the extensive level of teamwork that’s been on show at the team all season. This teamwork was highlighted in the Cardiff match when Troy Deeney secured a league double, and Gerard Deulofeu took home a hat-trick.
Because of this, the Watford boss has said that he’s happy with the way the team is playing and has said that he’s hopeful they can achieve something this season. Javi Gracia noted that while the team already has 40 points this season, he wants to continue in both the FA Cup and the Premier League; because of that, he’s hopeful that the team will continue to stay on the same page with the next few upcoming games. Based on the past few performances, however, it seems that many people are confident that this will be the case. The team’s cohesion was on full display when Deulofeu helped set up Deeney’s first goal in the match, which was just before he was substituted out of the game.
Mr. Gracia noted that Deulofeu was great in getting his hat-trick, but that it was also great to see him work with Deeney to help him get his first goal of the match; the goal also helped to put one of the final nails in the head of Cardiff’s chances of a comeback. Javi Gracia noted that while Watford is playing amazingly, there’s always room to improve, which is what the team will have to focus on going forward.