Bachmann: “We’ve Got Another Game To Put It Right”
Daniel Bachmann has relayed the determination in the squad to put right what went wrong against Tranmere Rovers in the first tie.
The Hornets had one eye on a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup after storming into a three-goal lead after 38 minutes, but the visitors came storming back to level the tie in dramatic fashion and force a replay.
As disappointed as the team was at forfeiting a winnable position, they are still very much in the competition and have the chance to show exactly the lessons they have learned when it comes to closing a game out.
“We didn't adjust well to things that happened,” said the goalkeeper. “We should have seen the game through, but that's football and we have got another game to put it right. We are going there to win the game. We know it's not going to be an easy game, but we are going there to win it.”
A home tie with Manchester United or Wolves awaits the winners.
“We can't really think about the next round as we have got this game,” said the 25-year-old Austrian. “That's what's in our heads. All that matters is winning this game - it doesn't matter who we play against next. This game is definitely what the FA Cup is about. I'm sure they'll be up for it. Everybody loves the FA Cup. It's the oldest competition in the world and it's definitely one you want to do well in and go as far you can.”
Bachmann has been given his chance in the FA Cup by Nigel Pearson and, like everybody around the place, is feeding off the transformative impact the Head Coach has had on the club.
“He's been fantastic,” he said.“You just need to look at the last four weeks to see how well we've done. Everybody is very happy, upbeat and that's what we needed. He has given everyone a big boost. It's been a big change around the dressing room.”