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🗣 "We will use all our energy, all our focus, and all our concentration to do the very best"

The Head Coach speaks to the press before our visit to Vicarage Road

15 December 2020

Thomas Frank is looking forward to tonight's test at Vicarage Road as fourth hosts sixth in the Sky Bet Championship. The Hornets have won back-to-back games in the league while we arrive in WD18 without a defeat in our last 11. Ahead of the game, Thomas sat down with the press to preview this evening's action.

Thomas on fourth meeting sixth ...

It is a big game. It is a top six game against one of the relegated sides who have transitioned well. They are one point off the automatic promotion spots so it is going to be a very tough task. We will use all our energy, all our focus, and all our concentration to do the very best to put a top performance in out there.

Thomas on Watford ...

They have shown that they are extremely solid. In terms of conceding goals, they have the second best defence. They defend extremely well and play with an experience that makes it very difficult to beat them. Troy Deeney coming back has been a bit like the missing link for them. They have done very well to keep the Club moving with a relatively good pace and they are in and around it which is very impressive.  

The Injury Latest ...

Everyone should be available who has been available the last couple of games. Christian is really getting closer but won’t be involved tomorrow. He looked good in training so is getting closer and closer.

Keeping the squad fresh ...

It is about trying to get the balance between getting the core in the team right while still freshening it up in some positions from game to game. We have to use the subs well because freshness will be a big part of success throughout the season.

Vitaly Janelt's start to life in TW8 ...

It is extremely impressive what Vitaly has done, coming into a new country as a young player. He has hit the ground sprinting. He is an incredible personality and player who really helped us when we needed him the most in a tough schedule. He and Christian are the only two who speak German in the squad so Christian has been fantastic since the beginning. Christian speaks to him before every game; they are just talking about how I need to play both of them now!

Having no fans at upcoming games ...

We are sad we can’t have fans for the next few games. I can’t wait until we are done with Coronavirus but we will carry on. I have to praise my staff and players for coming in every day with a smile on their face and pushing to perform under difficult circumstances. We do something we love and are passionate about so we are very privileged even in these strange circumstances.

Tonight's game is live on Sky Sports as well as iFollow for Season Ticket and Premium Seat Members who froze their 20/21 Season Tickets. 

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