Unai Emery sought advice from Javi Gracia before taking Arsenal job
Apr 16 2019
The Hornets will be back at Wembley on May 18 to face Manchester City after their dramatic 3-2 extra-time win over Wolves last weekend.
Gracia, who gave his players three days off following that remarkable comeback win, said helping the players as best he can is all he can do.
So, I am hoping that Emery sticks with the same team or very close to it that beat Napoli, if he does that then I am positive we will get all three points against Watford.
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"For example we had dinner, their coaches and our coaches, one day in St Albans in September", Emery said.
Watford are now 10th, but with a game in hand over Everton and Leicester, Gracia knows the importance of making that count.
"They are going to demand a lot from us on Monday, but it is a good match and I appreciate it a lot, and I want to play matches against Javi Gracia and Watford because I think they are doing a big season".
But Emery himself had already sounded out Gracia about life as a Premier League boss as his former Real Sociedad team-mate had been appointed at Watford six months earlier.
I think it was very important in this position with one more player on the pitch to break the lines and attack the last third better with our players, and in the second half we didn't score a goal with good chances.