Watford FC boss Quique Sánchez Flores has stated the importance of the team working together in order to overcome troubling times.
The head coach, who’s only been in charge for a few weeks, said that he trusts the players to turn fortunes around “little by little” as long as they work hard and stick together.
Flores said: “We need to train hard, we need to improve. We are stronger in the training ground every day. We still have problems, we still have insecurities and we have situations we can solve. Easy mistakes can happen when you are a little bit down. We are working to change this.
“We need to work hard to try to recuperate, to improve and to work really hard in the week to try to change the way we play, the mentality of the players, try to recuperate confidence. This is the way.
“It will be amazing when we are able to turn around and change the situation. Right now everyone is suffering. We can do much better. If we want to solve this situation we have to all work together.”
Watford players have backed Flores’s calls for hard work to turn things around.
Hornets midfielder Tom Cleverley spoke directly to supporters about the team’s poor form.
He said: “Stick with us. It’s not a work-rate issue, hopefully the fans can see that. Maybe at times there’s been a lack of quality and maybe a lack of intensity defensively but stick with us, we’ll keep putting the work in for you and we’re working for our performances to improve.
“We’ve got to work even harder than we are now. We know we’re good enough to compete in this league – maybe last season a few of the level games went more in our favour than they are at the minute – but you’ve just got to stick together at these tough times.”
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