Underfire Watford Coach Promises “Good” FA Cup Semi Vs Palace

Underfire Watford Coach Promises “Good” FA Cup Semi Vs Palace

Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores on Friday refused to answer questions regarding his future at the club as they get set for Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

There has been speculation over the Spaniard’s stay at the club especially after comments he made on Wednesday saying he hopes the Watford board appreciate the work he and the players have done following a recent slump in form.

“Sorry but I’m not going to talk about me. This is the time to talk about Watford,” the former Atletico Madrid manager said during his pre-match press conference.

“What is important is to see Watford play well at Wembley. This is the moment to talk about that.”

N8geria striker and Watford’s record Premier League top scorer, Odion Ighalo, should be back on Sunday afer being rested for the PL defeat to West Ham in midweek.

Flores continued his assessment of the situation at the club and insists he is willing to stay committed to the club.

“I want to enjoy this experience. To talk about me is sad. It’s not the time to talk about me. Watford fans need to know I am completely happy at Watford,” Flores stressed.

Flores also did not disclose who will be goal between goalkeepers Costel Pantilimon and Heurelho Gomes.

“The goalkeeper situation is like the right back situation, the centre back situation, winger, striker. I would like to choose 24 but have to choose 11. They (both) play well. The feeling we have with Pantilimon is that he is a great professional. We will use common sense to take decisions,” he reiterated.