Capoue: “We Fight For Each Other”
Étienne Capoue expects to come up against an Aston Villa side with their tails up tomorrow evening, insisting complacency cannot creep in after a convincing 3-0 win against Dean Smith’s side at Vicarage Road last month.
“I think we [must] forget the home game,” said the midfielder. “But I think they will not, because we beat them, and they’ll be very angry and want their revenge.
“We didn’t let them express themselves and that’s why we won the game. We were very compact, we tried to play on their weaknesses, and we did it very well. But it will be such a different game because we play away and they’re a very good team at home, so we’ll try our best to beat them.”
The 31-year-old credits the upturn in performances and results to the confidence Nigel Pearson has instilled in the players.
“Every manager has their own ideas, but I think Nigel has brought the feelings that you can do more than you think,” he said.
“We do a lot on the pitch and we fight for each other, and that’s what he’s brought. You can see the atmosphere between the players is unbelievable, even since the beginning of the season, but now we have good results everyone can see it.
“It’s always good coming into training, because even if it’s the wrong result, I think we have the best job in the world. It’s true that when the result doesn’t come up, sometimes it’s hard times. But now we have the new coach and some players bring their energy up, we can show this on the pitch, which is good.”
With Aston Villa sitting one point and one place below the Hornets in the Premier League, the game could be touted as a traditional six-pointer. For Capoue though, each game is just as important as the last.
“It’s like a final now, every team we play,” he said. “For the rest of the season it will be a final. If we lose two games in a row we can go back down and if we win two games in a row we can go back up. Every game is really important, even if we are playing top teams.”