Watford rescue point against Newcastle

Football-29 December 2018 23:46 GMT

Watford had to come back from a goal down against Newcastle with both managers pleased with the tough match despite sharing the points after Jose Rondon opener was chalked off by Abdoulaye Doucoure.

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Watford head coach on the draw with Newcastle Javi Gracia: “We knew the game would be very demanding, but after conceding the goal it was even more difficult,” said the Head Coach to the club website Watfordfc.com

“We kept going, kept working and we scored one goal. Sometimes to have the possession is not the same as having control. Today we knew Newcastle would defend well.

“They play on the counterattack well. It’s nothing different to what we expected. At the end, I am happy with my players. Maybe the game could have another different result, but I am happy with our behaviour and how are we were believing until the end.”

Rafael Benitez on the draw: “We can be happy because before the game against a good team this could have been a good result. He was quoted by Chroniclelive.co.uk

“But the way that we defended we were very close. To concede like this with a pass behind the defenders would be understandable, but they scored in a way we could have avoided.

“The way we played on the counter we could have been talking about something else. The teamwork, the effort of the players and our commitment, there were a lot of positives after Liverpool.

“That is the way, everybody gives everything against every team.”

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