Watford supervisor Javi Gracia just isn’t getting swept away by their run to the FA Cup quarter-finals, saying it’s too early to rank them among the many favourites to carry the trophy at Wembley in Might.
Watford turned the primary workforce to e-book a spot within the final eight with a hard-fought 1-Zero win over second-tier Queens Park Rangers on Friday, maintaining a 3rd consecutive clear sheet within the competitors.
“I believe to talk about what we are able to do sooner or later is a bit lack of respect for the groups we’re going to play towards,” Gracia informed reporters.
“As a result of at this time, we felt that taking part in towards QPR now we have suffered quite a bit.
“The sport we play sooner or later might be very demanding, I’m certain of that, taking part in towards a Premier League workforce or Championship workforce.” With 13 prime flight sides already out, Watford will look to enhance on their FA Cup semi-final run in 2016.
The Hornets have by no means received a significant trophy, shedding their solely FA Cup ultimate to Everton in 1984, however Gracia needs his gamers to simply focus on the subsequent sport.
“To do one thing particular this season, the one factor now we have to do is maintain working the identical means we’re doing and be targeted on the subsequent sport,” the Spaniard added.
Watford, eighth on 37 factors from 26 video games, go to fourth-bottom Cardiff Metropolis who’re some extent above the drop zone.