Watford close to pre-season target, says Flores

Date published: Saturday 13th February 2016 5:48

Quique Flores: Says his side have almost reached their target

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores said his side have almost reached their target after winning 2-1 at Crystal Palace.

Two goals from Watford’s Troy Deeney, one from the penalty spot, earned the visitors a huge win at Selhurst Park to move them up to eighth spot and take their season’s tally to 36 points.

And afterwards Flores claimed his side were nearly home and dry: “It is always important psychologically for players to win. You work hard every single week but you need to win to confirm the good feelings you have in the week.

“It is an important win for us, we are close to the target and we are happy with the performance of the players.”

Sanchez Flores has previously managed Sergio Aguero, Diego Forlan, David Villa, Fernando Morientes and others, but asked if Deeney was good enough to play for England, the Spaniard responded: “Yes, I’ve already said. This kind of player can can combine with everyone, with Kane, with Vardy, with other players, he can combine with other players.

“But I want to stop about that, because I am not the manager of the national team, I respect (Roy) Hodgson a lot.

“(Deeney) has an amazing personality. He is not just a striker for us. He started the season as a striker, then as a second striker, and now he’s playing for the system.

“It’s not just like a striker, his value for the collective, his work-rate, pressure, defending deep, interceptions… he’s a very important player for us.”

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