The Spanish tactician welcomes the combination of the two Afrikaans players after the Hornets achieved their first victory of the season
Watford coach Xisco Munoz was delighted to see Ismaila Sarr and Emmanuel Dennis work together to give his side a 3-2 win in their first series against Aston Villa.
It was Dennis who opened the scoring in the 10th minute after combining well with Sarr, before the Senegal wing added the second in the 42nd minute after receiving a pass from the Nigerian.
Watford then took a 3-0 lead when Cucho Hernandez scored in the 67th minute and despite a late rally by Villa, with goals from John McGinn in the 70th minute and Danny Ings’ new signing from the penalty spot at half-time. . to catch up with maximum points.
After the victory, the Spanish tactician drew attention to how Dennis and Sarr combined neatly during the match and insisted that his team should have scored more goals.
“The most important thing is that the team understands each other,” Munoz told the club official. website.
‘We tried to create space for (Emmanuel) Dennis and [Ismaila] Sarr. It was a brilliant match because we could have scored more.
‘We know how good he is [Sarr] can play, and we know he’s a top player. If he has space, he can beat anyone. I think Sarr, Dennis, and [Ken] Sema understands how to attack space, especially today [Saturday]. ”
His feelings come after Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo praised the qualities of Sarr and Dennis after the victory.
Etebo, who along with his compatriots William Troost-Ekong and Dennis made his debut for the Hornets said: ‘It’s very important as a team to score first, and if you reach an early goal, motivate everyone, keep it positive and keep everyone going.
‘I am happy for my Nigerian brother [Dennis] and Sarr too. They did well, you can see they have a good pace, they run forward and are direct players.
“It’s the start of the season. I’m glad we won, congratulations to my teammates, but it’s a long season, so step by step we have to keep going. “
Etebo, who signed at Watford from Stoke City, continued: “This is just the beginning. As the gaffer said, we all need to. Everyone needs to stay together, be positive. It’s teamwork and there are a lot of games played It’s just one game and there are a lot of games to play.
‘It’s joyful because we’ve been without fans for almost two years, but when they’re in the stadium, they lift the team. That’s great. “
Watford play Brighton & Hove Albion on 21 August.