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OPPOSITION VIEW: WATFORD

27 August 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Marco Silva

Watford manager Marco Silva felt Miguel Britos' sending off was a key turning point in the game in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Hornets boss had no complaints with the dismissal, but was left disappointed at having to change his game plan so soon into the match.

He said, "The game changed after this moment, we started the match really well.

“We started really well in the first ten minutes, and I felt like we planned and prepared well for the match.

“It’s an important moment, because we had this situation under control and it changed everything what we planned.”

“It's a red card and a fair red card as well. It was one moment where we didn't make the right decision. Of course, it was a really important moment of the match."  

Despite the setback, Silva felt his team adapted well to keep Albion at bay, and praised his side’s resoluteness in defence.

“We had very good commitment between us, good attitude as well, and we changed some things at half-time.

“We showed very good organisation, of course, and they created more chances to score, but we had two chances to score in the second half as well.

“The players worked well together and that's really important for us.”

The Watford manager looked ahead to the remaining week of the transfer window, and is eager to add in a few more players in the defensive positions before the end of August.

"The situation at left-back is clear for everybody, because we only have Jose Holebas in our roster and in our situation we need a bit more.

“We need more players in other positions too. Our board knows what we need for our team.”


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