By Johnny Edward:
Watrod coach Javi Gracia bemoaned Isaac Success and other Watford’s forwards failure to convert their first half dominance into goals after they lost 1-0 to Newcastle United at St James’ Park in Saturday’s English Premier League clash at St James Park reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Hornets spurned a host of openings in the first half, with Gerard Deulofeu being most culpable of profligacy as he missed two clear chances.
Success also had a chance to score on his third EPL start of the season.
Ayoze Perez made sure Gracia’s men paid for their profligacy with a headed winner after 65 minutes which gave the hosts a first league victory of the season.
“If you do not score and kill the game when you have the chance to do something like today can happen,” Gracia told the Watford Observer.
“If you ask me about the game or the result, I can be disappointed with the result because I think we have done many things well, but I can’t be disappointed with the way my team played.”
“We can speak about how many players had a good chance to score; Stefano Okaka, Roberto Pereyra hit the crossbar, Adrian Mariappa, Isaac Success, a lot of players had clear chances.”
“We dominated the first half. Creating the chances we have today when playing away against Newcastle is not easy. We now need to be demanding and improve.”
“I think all of the players have played well and we knew if we left space players like Shelvey would be able to create from the beginning,” he said.
“We needed the strikers to have good balance for the rest of the team and help us defend well. During the game I am demanding of them and I am frustrated with the result but not the way we played.”
Watford now eight in the EPL table with 19 points from 11 games will face Southampton away in their next game.