Quique Sanchez Flores says that ‘it’s very exciting to think about getting a win at St James Park.
The Watford boss says that Newcastle ‘are a good team’ and ‘very competitive’ despite being bottom of the league heading into Saturday’s game.
Flores pays tribute to the Newcastle crowd and talks about the ‘high pressure’ the United fans will put his players under. However, I think we all know which set of players will be feeling the strain at 3pm on Saturday…
The Watford Manager does though reference how important it was for his team to get their first win of the season, beating Swansea 1-0 last weekend. Saying that it was important for the morale of his side.
Let’s hope Steve McClaren can be saying this after the final whistle on Saturday…
If the worst did happen in this sixth Premier League match of the season, it would put Watford seven points clear of Newcastle.
Quique Sanchez Flores speaking to the official Watford website ahead of the Newcastle match:
“We try to prepare very well, it’s a very tough opponent for us.
“It’s a big stadium, and they have a big supporter following, so we have to be ready as we know it will be a difficult match.”
“We try to separate the win of the last result, but it is important for the morale of the players.
“We are really happy because we are working very hard as a team, we try to keep the same style and the same ideas.
“We need to be consistent and carry on with the balance, the players are very serious in their work and there’s no need to change.
“Now we have more power and confidence after our first win, and now the most important thing I’m telling the players is that we need to get another win.”
“Of course the crowd atmosphere will mean we are under high pressure, but it’s very exciting to think about getting a win at the stadium,” he said.
“If we can make them silent and we can get a good result, then it’ll be very good for the future.
“Newcastle are a good team, they are very competitive and they need a victory, so it’s important we are aware of that situation.”