Kab: Hornets want re­venge for Tof­fees nick­ing our Silva

Sunday Mirror - - FOWLER ROBBIE -

more ef­fi­cient in our own box and score more goals in our op­po­nents’ box.”

Silva (be­low) can­not be blamed this time for Wat­ford be­ing with­out a win in five games, with four of those matches end­ing in de­feat.

But Kabasele knows beat­ing Ever­ton would be the shot in the arm they need to get back on track. He scored in the cor­re­spond­ing fix­ture last sea­son and added: “This is a spe­cial game for the play­ers be­cause he wanted to leave us and es­pe­cially, maybe, for the play­ers who didn’t play so much with him.

“They will have ex­tra mo­ti­va­tion and say, ‘OK, you didn’t play me when you were at Wat­ford and tonight I will show you that you were wrong’.

“It’s pos­i­tive for us be­cause, if every­body can have this ex­tra mo­ti­va­tion and give ev­ery­thing on the pitch, we will maybe have more of a chance to win the game.

“The game against Ever­ton has changed for the fans as well.

“It has be­come a more im­por­tant game be­cause of the story around Marco last sea­son. And we also want to fix the game we played there last sea­son be­cause we were lead­ing 2-0 and we lost 3-2.

“We missed a penalty and all the sit­u­a­tions add to the recipe.”

De­spite Silva turn­ing his back on Wat­ford, Kabasele in­sists the man­ager will al­ways be close to his heart.

He said: “He will al­ways be spe­cial for me be­cause he will al­ways be the man­ager who gave me my chance in the Pre­mier League.

“Even in some dif­fi­cult mo­ments when I didn’t play so well, he kept me on the team, so he’ll al­ways be spe­cial.”

Wat­ford’s play­ers will be up against an­other old pal in the shape of Richarli­son, who fol­lowed Silva to Ever­ton last sum­mer.

Kabasele added: “He is a very, very good player.

“It’s a good chal­lenge as well for every­body to try to stop him be­cause now he has reached the Brazil na­tional team, so he made a big im­prove­ment again.

“He will be a big player, for sure, be­cause we know how he plays and we need to be smart to stop him.”

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