Foster admits Watford’s confidence is down after Manchester City hammering

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has said that the team’s confidence is so low after the 5-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City on the road. The Hornets went into the game with a three-point advantage over 18th-placed Aston Villa, but they were unable to withstand the challenge from the Cityzens.
Speaking after the game, Foster told Sky Sports: “I don’t think we helped ourselves. I don’t think we did enough to do anything but what the result suggested. The confidence is so crazy – crazy low. I don’t know why it should be but you get into a state of trying to minimise as much damage as you can and it’s a dangerous way to do things. They’re Man City. They’re very, very good.”

Nigel Pearson reveals how Watford can escape Premier League relegation

Watford manager Nigel Pearson has said that his team must play with a high workrate through their remaining games in order to preserve their Premier League status. The Hornets have struggled for form since the league’s resumption after the coronavirus break and they recently succumbed to a disappointing 3-0 defeat at Chelsea.

Watford’s Luis Suarez attracting transfer interest – Miguel Alfaro

The agent of Watford striker Luis Suarez has confirmed that there is certainly interest from clubs around Europe. The Colombia international was signed by the Hornets more than three years ago and he has spent his time on loan with three different clubs. In the past two seasons, Suarez scored a combined 18 goals from 70 league appearances but he has taken his game to the next level this term with 17 goals in 29 outings for Real Zaragoza in La Liga 2.

Ben Foster insists Watford must keep on fighting for Premier League survival

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has said that the Hornets must keep on fighting as they look to beat the Premier League drop this season. The Hornets made a terrific recovery between December and January to put themselves in a position of safety but they have recently dropped to 19th on the table after a run of five winless games.

Sanchez Flores insists Watford still have everything to play for

Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has said that the Hornets still have everything to play for in the Premier League. The Hornets had picked up their first victory of the league campaign against Norwich City prior to the international break but they could not carry with the momentum as they suffered a 3-0 home defeat against Burnley.

As a result, the Hornets have dropped to the bottom of the standings once more and they are now five points adrift of safety. In an interview covered by the club’s website, Flores has acknowledged that the Hornets were on the wrong end of a heavy defeat over the weekend but believes there are plenty of matches left to recover the deficit.

Cleverley states the importance of Sheffield United game

Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley has stated the importance of the forthcoming league clash against Sheffield United on the road. The Hornets have made a dreadful beginning to the Premier League campaign and they are currently the only side, who have failed to register a victory after the opening seven games.

Javi Gracia has no excuses after Watford’s opening day league defeat

Watford manager Javi Gracia has said that he has no excuses for the Hornets’ dreadful showing against Brighton & Hove Albion during the opening week of the Premier League campaign. The Hornets suffered a disappointing 3-0 loss to the Seagulls at Vicarage Road in the season opener following goals from Florin Andone, Neal Maupay and Abdoulaye Doucoure, who put through his own net.

Craig Dawson joins Watford on a four-year contract from West Brom

Watford have announced the signing of defender Craig Dawson from West Bromwich Albion. The 29-year-old spent nine seasons in west Midlands with the Baggies but he could not turn down the prospect of heading back to the Premier League with the Hornets this summer. Shortly signing for the club, Dawson said: "It's going to be a new challenge, one I'm very excited to be here for.

"It happened very quickly, there wasn't much time to ponder over it, it was a great opportunity and one I took straight away. You had a great season here, so hopefully we can improve on that as a group and as a squad. Just looking through the squad today it's an exciting squad and one which is a brilliant premier league team."

Javi Gracia says Watford’s ambition remains to make the Europa League

Watford manager Javi Gracia has indicated that the club remain ambitious of making the Europa League despite the recent blow at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Hornets had the opportunity to beat the Wolves to the seventh spot this weekend, but instead they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat which has dropped them four points behind the west Midlands outfit.

Speaking after the game, Gracia admitted disappointment with the outcome of the game where they were guilty of conceding another cheap goal through goalkeeper Ben Foster. He added that the club are still ambitious of qualifying for the Europa League and they will be aiming to do so through the FA Cup final, should they fail to leapfrog the Wolves during the final two matches of the season.

Heurelho Gomes considers Ben Foster as England’s best goalkeeper at present

Speaking to the club’s official website, Gomes said that he has no regrets over dropping down the pecking order at the Hornets, given he has been replaced by a goalkeeper with better credentials than him. He added that the former Manchester United graduate is probably the best England keeper on present form and deserves to earn more chances with the national side.

He said: “At the moment, Ben is the best English goalkeeper playing now. I told him this, and he said 'no', but he deserves it. When you lose your place for someone that is below [your level] in performance [that's difficult], but Ben is up there, and I cannot complain, because I lost my place for a very, very good goalkeeper. I like the others a lot, but Ben deserves it, and maybe now he has a chance.”