Defender Adam Masina wants to play a bigger role at Watford in the coming years and is confident they can improve on last season. The 21-year-old, born in Morocco but a former Italy Under-21 international, moved to Vicarage Road from Serie A club Bologna last summer and had to bide his time before getting a run of first-team games.
Veteran Jose Holebas is the established left-back for the Hornets although Masina managed to start 11 top-flight games and came off the bench in three more. He impressed boss Javi Gracia, who now has a choice to make about which player to start, and the younger of the duo has made it clear exactly what his intentions are.
“My aim is to play more,” Masina told the club’s official website. “The coach knows this and knows my opinion and I will do everything to play more. I played some games last season, but this season I want to play more. Holebas is a very good player, but this is my aim.”
Watford finished 11th in the table last season, losing their last three matches before going down 6-0 to Manchester City in the FA Cup final. It was still deemed a successful campaign, however, but Masina believes that, with hard graft, they can better it in 2019-20. “We all have a lot of work to do to make a better performance,” he added. “We are working in the same way as last season pre-season, but I am confident we can make a better season.”