Watford´s new manager Quique Sanchez Flores was appointed to the position in June, and he replaced former head coach Slavisa Jokanovic and is the fifth man to hold that position in the past twelve months.
And the former Valencia right-back has made a very decent start to the season having won their first game last weekend beating Swansea 1-0 at home and getting 6 points out of the first 5 league games of the season.
Quique Sanchez Flores – Watford´s new manager
The 50 year-old Spaniard was born in Madrid and after playing for Valencia, Real Madrid and Zaragoza in his playing career when he represented Spain 15 times he has managed seven different clubs.
Quique Sanchez Flores seems to know all about Newcastle, and he knows the crowd will be loud and right behind the lads on Saturday in a game, we really have to win.
Wee been surprised how well all three promoted clubs have done so far – although that does tend to happen early in the season.
We are also hoping that Newcastle´s poor results because we have had such a tough start to the season playing four top eight clubs in the first four games – and getting only two draws.
But we let ourselves down badly last Monday night when we were well beaten 2-0 at Upton Park.
Let´s hope we have a very good reaction to that poor performance, and we can get our first win and beat Watford, because if we cannot do that – there will be even more negative press after the game.
This is what Flores has said about the game against Newcastle on Saturday:
“We try to prepare very well, it’s a very tough opponent for us.”
“It’s a big stadium, and they have a big supporter following, so we have to be ready as we know it will be a difficult match.”
“We try to separate the win of the last result, but it is important for the morale of the players.”
“We are really happy because we are working very hard as a team, we try to keep the same style and the same ideas.
“We need to be consistent and carry on with the balance, the players are very serious in their work and there’s no need to change.¨
“Now we have more power and confidence after our first win, and now the most important thing I’m telling the players is that we need to get another win.”
“Of course the crowd atmosphere will mean we are under high pressure, but it’s very exciting to think about getting a win at the stadium.”
“If we can make them silent and we can get a good result, then it’ll be very good for the future.”
“Newcastle are a good team, they are very competitive and they need a victory, so it’s important we are aware of that situation.”
The Newcastle players may be a little nervous on Saturday at the start of the game – given its importance, but we really hope we can get all 3 points.
If we can do that, it will be a huge relief.