English Premiership

Watford's Mazzarri eyes reinforcements

2016-08-12 11:28
Walter Mazzarri (Supplied)

Cape Town - Watford manager Walter Mazzarri is keen to add a couple more players to his squad as he prepares for a tough season in the Premier League with his new club.

The 54-year-old Italian, who joined the Hornets following a season in Serie A with Inter Milan, has taken over the reigns from new Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores.

Speaking at his first press conference, Mazzarri revealed he is motivated and ready to get going.

"I know we have a very difficult start, but it also means that I am very curious to see how my players will be able to cope and fight against these teams," he said.

"I spoke with the club, and being a new and experienced manager they allowed me first of all to evaluate the players that were already in the club.

"This is what I have been doing until now, and this is what I will also do in the next days. The club has said it's no problem to go ahead for an extra two or three players if we need them, and I think we do."

Despite Watford having hired and fired a number of managers in the past few seasons following the club's takeover by the Pozzo family, the new man says he doesn't feel any pressure to perform.

He added: "I don't feel the pressure, actually the pressure motivates me. The pressure makes me work even harder.

"I agree that last year Watford did very well, reaching the semi-finals of the FA Cup, but I don't like to look at what happened before. I am here to work now and I feel very comfortable and very motivated to do a good job."

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