Capoue: We have pushed the bottom teams away

Date published: Sunday 16th April 2017 2:56

Watford match-winner Etienne Capoue believes Watford are in a very good position to secure Premier League survival.

After last week’s 4-0 loss at Tottenham, he told Press Association Sport that two wins would be enough to obtain survival, is now looking up rather than down after an important victory.

“Every day is nice in our dressing room but today is special,” he told the club’s official website.

“We have reached 40 points and now we can play, the people at the bottom we have pushed away and now we can look forward.

“Three points is the most important now. It is the last games to stay in the Premier League and reach a very good position and we did that.”

Capoue hit his sixth goal of the season to secure the three points but it was his first since a 2-1 win over champions Leicester in November.

While the France international was pleased to get back among the goals he also heralded the Hornets defence for keeping Swansea at bay after last weekend’s lacklustre display at White Hart Lane.

“It is a long time since I scored,” he said. “I tried to challenge the central defender, I pressed him and tried to score and I did it.

“Defensively we did very well, our defenders were strong and it is good for the confidence, a clean sheet is one of the most important things. We played against a team that wanted to survive.”

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