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WFC ROAD TO WEMBLEY: Gracia hoping to beat the odds

 Published on: 15th May 2019   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Watford FC

Javi Gracia has said Watford have a good chance at beating the Premier League giants Manchester City on Saturday, despite the odds stacking against his side. 

The Hornets go into the game as clear underdogs but despite losing both games to the Citizens in the league, Gracia believes Watford has a good chance.

He said: “We lost both games; I think we showed that we can beat them because we competed well in both games in different moments and different circumstances.

“In the first game we lost 2-1 and we had good chances at the end of that game and in the second one we kept it at 0-0 until the second half. We conceded the first goal was when the game changed in an offside position. It was tough for us to keep the same attitude, but I think it showed us it’s possible.”

The head coach already has his team planned out and has been working hard in training to ensure his team is ready.

Gracia added: “I would like all of my players to play in the final but it’s not possible. I trust all of them. If I have to change one player, it doesn’t change my plan. 

“Yes, you can change something but when you prepare for this game I was thinking about it many days ago and I’m thinking about ways to defend against this team, and ways to attack.”

Discussing Jose Holebas’ red card appeal. He said the defender is happy to be able to play in the final. 

He said: “I think it’s fair. He was really happy to have the chance to play in the final because he worked hard all season to have that chance.”

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