Date: 21st April 2016 at 11:54am
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Head coach Quique Sanchez Flores has said he was disappointed with the result against West Ham last night, because he felt Watford’s performance warranted more than a three one defeat at Upton Park.

FourFourTwo have the gaffer quoted as admitting that whilst he didn’t think the scoreline reflected the teams efforts on the night, he also had to concede that having made so many changes to the starting line up, maybe it was a couple of changes too many – but he did feel that side could take all three points.

‘We have used a lot of players recently and the plan was to try to conserve and be fit for the weekend. Practically all of the players will be fit for the weekend. The application was very good from us. We conceded really early and then it was very tough to play against a tough team like West Ham as they had confidence early. In the second half, we reacted really well, but not good enough to reduce three goals.’


“I think we played well today with the ball. We had good technical players on the pitch and the possession for us was good, and that means we played really well. In terms of the situation we didn’t use the opportunities we had in the second half.”

As for the two penalty shouts for West Ham, he added.

‘I don’t completely agree with the decisions of the referee always.’

With speculation about his future anyway given form in the Premier League since the turn of the year – three victories – he also knew the result on Wednesday evening would only intensify that in the media.

‘I’m happy and I feel good. We have an amazing time, now. We have 41 points so the position is very comfortable, and we are in semi-final of the FA Cup. My future does not depend on one thing. We will see what happens. I’m happy with everyone around me but it’s important how people in the club value your work. I appreciate a lot what we are doing; keeping Watford in the Premier League was important and I appreciate a lot that Watford is in the FA Cup semi-final. But it’s necessary that people working around me appreciate the same. If not we have different views.’

Many believe the ‘valued’ element may well be an indication for the summer.

Going back to the game, he also addressed the sending off of Nordin Amrabat, and he felt it was very harsh.

‘Maybe the referee didn’t calculate the impact of the second yellow card very well with two minutes to go. I think it’s a normal kick and not a special kick so the impact is massive. I think it’s too much to give a second yellow card for this action. Nothing happened in this moment and there were two minutes to go. I think it’s not enough for two yellow cards.’

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