Pussetto: “We Have To Keep Calm”
By Kevin Affleck
Ignacio Pussetto is excited about the prospect of following in the footsteps of some of his famous compatriots when he fulfils a dream by going to Old Trafford on Sunday.
Pussetto has never played at the Theatre of Dreams before and can't wait to sample the atmosphere and strut his stuff at a ground Carlos Tevez, Angel Di Maria and Juan Sebastián Verón once called home.
“It's going to be an unbelievable feeling to go there and play at a stadium that has a lot of history,” said the Argentine who joined in January from Udinese. “As a kid you always dream of playing there.
“My first memories of Manchester United were when Beckham was in the team. It was an unbelievable team and then again when Ronaldo joined and then some Argentines like Tevez, Veron and Di Maria.
“Both Veron and Di Maria are great players. Veron was a magnificent player with admirable technique and Di Maria is another top-class player. I try to copy from him as much as possible. He's a player I admire a lot and I'm always trying to learn from him.”
A player more familiar to Watford fans is Odion Ighalo, United's most recent signing. Pussetto trod the same path to Watford from Udinese as the Nigerian striker.
“I didn't get the chance to meet Ighalo but I remember seeing him play a few times,” said the 24-year-old forward. “He's a great player and he's demonstrated that in the Premier League and his value at Watford and his ability and capacity as a goalscorer. Now we've got to face him. We have to be aware of everyone in the team and it's going to be a very difficult game.”
The Hornets go to the red half of Manchester in good heart as there has been some welcome news from the treatment room this week.
“The recovery from both Sarr and Kiko is going to be very important to the team but, furthermore, I think our team isn't going to fight just to stay up,” he said. “I think we are going to be in a much better position than we are right now at the end of the season. First, we have to find a way out of the situation we are in and find a way out as quickly as possible. We have to keep calm.”