Date: 10th April 2016 at 9:34pm
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Head coach Quique Sanchez Flores has spoken about how important the point against Everton this weekend could be.

Hosting the side at Vicarage Road for the game, Everton took the lead in first half stoppage time, but Watford’s heads didn’t drop and they were level once more a few more minutes into stoppage time.

In a relatively level game, Flores believed it had been a fair point on balance and also an important one for the year, especially bringing an end to back to back defeats.

Speaking to Sky Sports at the full time whistle, he explained.

‘It is a fair result. We had very clear chances, Everton the same. We tried to keep the ball, but it was difficult at times. We ended up defending high, sometimes making good attacks and I think we mixed things well. And finally we got a point against a very good team.’

With centre half Miguel Britos’ error giving them the lead in first half stoppage time, Flores refused to blame him for the error because he could equally point to others who should have been better positioned or placed to intervene as well – and of course things like that happen in the game.

‘We conceded one goal and it was very clear the action, but we always support these type of players. Britos played really, really well marking Lukaku with Cathcart, but this kind of mistake is something that happens of course. This is football. Everton have a very good team, we know perfectly well the power of their players. They have a lot of quality after playing together a lot, so it is always difficult to play against them. So for them it was very clear what their plans were. After our last defeat, to play against Everton today, the most important thing was to recuperate good feelings for the team. And I think we had legs and power, so that was very important for us.’

Onto West Bromwich Albion next weekend now and then the midweek against West Ham before the trip to Wembley to face Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semi finals.

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