Watford’s Troy Deeney isn’t getting too ahead of himself going into the Hornets’ FA Cup quarter-final clash at the Emirates on Sunday.
The striker admitted that although it’d be great to play at Wembley, Arsenal are going to be tough opposition and he doesn’t appear to be getting his hopes up.
“Obviously you like to think about what the possibilities are, but we know it’s a tough game coming up,” Deeney said.
“To be fair, Hull away would’ve been tough too, but Arsenal away is going to be even harder.
“We know the job in hand and the task in hand, and we are just concentrating on that. Without winning that we can’t get to Wembley.”
At the moment, it looks as if Watford are just pleased to be staying up and to have reached the FA Cup quarter-final. Saying that, the match won’t be easy. In fact, we’ve developed a bit of a reputation for playing poorly at home. In the Premier League, we’ve only won one more match at home (8) that we have away (7) and we’ve only picked up two less points on the road than on our turf. When you compare this to the likes of Manchester City, who have won 10 home matches but only five away, you realise that something’s missing. Of course, having strong away form is great but we need to make sure our performances at the Emirates match up.
Saying that, if we don’t manage to Arsenal this up, we should be through to the FA Cup semi-finals.