‘Humble’ Watford not thinking about top four – Flores

Date published: Sunday 20th December 2015 4:13

Quique Sanchez Flores: Boss' side only one point off top four

Quique Sanchez Flores: Looking on the bright side

Quique Sanchez Flores insists Watford are not thinking about the Champions League despite only sitting a point outside of the top four in the Premier League.

Watford have caught the eye this season and continued their impressive form with a 3-0 thrashing of Liverpool at Vicarage Road on Sunday.

However, when asked whether the Hornets could qualify for the Champions League, Flores replied: “I don’t want to talk about that. It is the moment to enjoy after this match, I like the happiness and I want to enjoy, the fans to enjoy. We should be humble.

“This is our one advantage, because the Premier League is very tough. We have a lot of matches to play. We never underestimate the teams we play.

“Of course we want to dream but we want to remain humble. We are completely happy with the performance. It was an amazing victory against an amazing team.”

Striker Odion Ighalo put Liverpool to the sword with two goals, taking his tally to 12 in 16 Premier League starts this season.

And Flores hailed the Nigerian, although admitted the 26-year-old owes his form to the rest of the team.

“Ighalo is the biggest scorer this season. He is always close to the box, always shooting and creating attempts, he deserves it. But of course it depends on the players, we create like a collective,” the Spaniard told BBC Sport.

Watford took the lead in farcical fashion, when Reds goalkeeper Adam Bogdan dropped a corner, allowing Nathan Ake to bundle the ball across the line.

Jurgen Klopp suggested a free-kick should have been given as the left-back kicked the ball out of Bogdan’s hands, but Flores insists it was a fair goal.

“The goalkeeper lost the ball and he tried to take it safe, it bounced on the ground and Ake was very clever. I think it is good and fair and finally the goal for us was completely important because when we are leading we are very safe and have a lot of confidence in what we are doing,” he said.

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