Watford manager Javi Gracia believes Zaha is not the only threat at Crystal Palace
Watford manager Javi Gracia believes Crystal Palace are more than just a one-man army ahead of his team’s trip o Selhurst Park on Saturday.
Gracia is well aware of the damage that Wilfried Zaha can cause but he insists that Palace are a tough team to beat and the Eagles have a lot more in their armoury, saying that his team also have to take care of Andros Townsend.
He said: “Never one team is only one player. Never.
“We try to do like we usually do with the rest of the teams, with a collective vision, and a collective plan.
“In this case, Zaha is a good player. He has a lot of qualities and a lot of skills but in my opinion, they have very good players and always are more players than only one.
“We have to be ready to control Zaha. But we also have to control Townsend and to control all the players they have.”
Gracia knows from experience that Palace usually provide a tough test and he expects this weekend’s clash to be exactly the same.
He said: “We know all the games are very demanding, in this case, we have played against Palace last season and this season and all the games have been very equal.
“I don’t expect anything different in this case, I know it will be very demanding.
“We are ready to play and compete and try to get a good result.”
Watford bagged all three points earlier in the season with a 2-1 victory over Palace at Vicarage Road and Javi Gracia’s men will be looking to repeat that feat to climb higher up the table into the top ten.