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Xisco Munoz: ‘I am very happy’

Sun 27 December 2020 | 10:26

The new Watford manager Xisco Munoz is pleased with the result as they won 1-0 over the Championship leaders Norwich.

The game against


was the first game for the new



Xisco Munoz

, who, left Dinamo Tbilisi and replaced Vladimir Ivic.

Now with their 1-0 win over the


leaders, Watford are fifth in the table and Munoz is delighted with the result.

“I am very happy,” Munoz said. “This is our way, this is our style. The players played like a team, they gave everything.

“The last two days in training were very good so I congratulate the players. I am very happy because they worked very hard. It is a moment to enjoy.

“In these important games you have to fight from the first to the last minute and our fans will be very happy because they received these three points. For us it is perfect

“The only problem today was that we didn’t have the fans with us. With the fans, it would have been much better but I’m sure all of the fans were very happy with the guys, they fought like animals.”

Although Munoz’s side are only two points behind Swansea City, who are second in the Championship table, the Spaniard is cautious enough to not promise too much too soon.

“We will take it step by step,” he said. “Now our focus is on the next game. When we have more time to work with the guys it will be better.”

Norwich manager Daniel Farke has expressed his disappointment with a lack of cutting edge and defending for the goal as left-back Jacob Sorensen allowed Sarr to connect with Ken Sema’s pass for a tap-in.

“We have nothing to blame, the pitch or the referee,” he said. “We lacked intensity and sharpness, it was nothing else.

“It is difficult to create chances against a team that places so much emphasis on defending but we didn’t create enough out of our dominance.

“Each and every loss is frustrating and we are down and disappointed and of course after five wins to then return back home with a loss, of course, it is.

“As an away team with 65% possession it is not a game you would be expecting to lose but we did. Our problem was that we lacked intensity and sharpness.

“We were also lacking awareness in defending, it was a goal we should never have conceded. Watford had massive experience upfront and if this team lurks for counter-attacks it is always difficult but we have to accept this result.”

source: SportMob