Watford manager Javi Gracia was full of praise for his players after Tuesday's 4-1 win against Fulham helped the club break their record for Premier League points in a season.
The Hornets will head to their FA Cup semi-final tie with Wolves in high spirits after a big mid-week win against the Cottagers, moving up to eighth in the table just one point behind their FA Cup opponents. The result puts Watford on 46 points this season, their best total in the Premier League and the most points they've earned in the top flight since 1986/87.
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FA Cup semi-final at @wembleystadium this weekend ✅
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"But the team don't want to stop there. They want to keep going and they keep wanting more points so we'll see what we can achieve.
"Before the game, there were some question about the line-up, about whether it would've been better leaving out some players. The most important thing was to win today and this was the best way to prepare for the semi-final. Everyone knows this is an important game for us."
Gracia admitted that Watford weren't at their best in the first half of the match, with Ryan Babel managing to cancel out Abdoulaye Doucoure's opening goal to send the sides level into the break.
"In the first half we suffered. Fulham played much better than us," he said.
The manager then discussed the preparations for the weekend match with Wolves, adding:
The squad have their biggest match of the season on Sunday night when they take on Wolves in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley before hosting Arsenal
Source : 90min