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Andre on Hornets test

Posted on 5 August 2012  - 21:41

Andre Villas-Boas was again pleased with how the team kicked-on in the second half as we beat Watford in our latest pre-season friendly on Sunday.

Jermain Defoe headed home the only goal in the 55th minute of the match to celebrate Watford defender Lloyd Doyley’s Testimonial.

Chances were few and far between at Vicarage Road, particularly in the first half, but we stepped up again after the break to create more opportunities and win the game.

“There wasn’t a lot of emotion in the game, it was quiet for both teams and not lots of chances,” reflected Head Coach Andre.

“The second half was better for everyone. The reaction in the second half was good, the boys did well. Physically we are achieving what is normally a Premier League standard and that’s what we want.

“A couple of lads did extremely well. Defoe put in a strong performance, Walker came on in the second half and improved the dynamic of the game. Vertonghen as well, on his build up play.

“Generally, I’m happy with everyone. Training has been intense and this was like another training session.

"Tomorrow (Monday) we go back to training again, everything’s positive in that sense.”