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Erik calls for concentration against Hornets

Posted on 27 December 2015  - 16:21

Erik Lamela admitted there was no time to savour the team’s performance after our Boxing Day win over Norwich City as attentions quickly turned to a reunion with former team-mate Etienne Capoue and Monday’s trip to Watford.

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The Argentine international once again produced a hard-working display – capped off when he almost scored with another ‘Rabona’ attempt in the second half – as we beat the Canaries 3-0 at White Hart Lane in our post-Christmas clash.

Erik confirmed the win was a “very important” one but stressed that the players still have work to do with a quick turnaround before Monday’s meeting with the Hornets, where we’ll come up against our former midfielder Etienne as well as goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.

“Today is a nice day for us because we won and as always the three points are very important,” said Erik, who joined us at the same time as Etienne back in 2013, prior to the midfielder’s switch to Vicarage Road this summer.

“All the team worked a lot and the three points will help us a lot because at the end of the year we need more points for our position, but we don’t have time to enjoy this because we need to think about Watford now.

“We need to rest, we are a little tired today but we will recover and be ready for the next game.

“I know Etienne is playing well for them and I know Watford are doing well as a team but we’re the same. Every game is difficult in the Premier League so we need to be focused for every minute – we can’t lose our concentration.

“It’s true it will be difficult at Watford but we are confident in ourselves and we are working a lot. The win against Norwich helps us for our mentality, which is important for Monday’s game.”