Roy Hodgson believes his facet have been onerous completed by as they have been relegated from the Premier League following a 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace.
A penalty transformed by Wilfried Zaha proved to be the one distinction as Watford suffered their twenty fifth league defeat of the season. The consequence means the Hornets be part of Norwich because the second facet to be relegated within the 2021/22 Premier League marketing campaign. However Hodgson insisted that the consequence may’ve been completely different had choices not gone in opposition to them.
Chatting with BBC Match of the Day, he mentioned: “It wasn’t the consequence we needed however I believe we have been quite onerous completed by as a result of the gamers are satisfied that Hassane Kamara was pushed within the again and that’s what provoked the penalty determination. However I don’t really feel onerous completed by the staff’s efficiency.
“I believed they did extraordinarily nicely in opposition to an excellent Crystal Palace staff. We remained aggressive proper to the top. Given our scenario, I believe that’s a sterling effort from the gamers.”
The consequence left Watford on 22 factors after 35 video games. This made it mathematically unimaginable for them to flee the relegation zone.
Relegation appeared doubtless all through the season at Watford. Nonetheless, Hodgson insisted that he didn’t assume backside three was inevitable previous to the sport.
When requested, he mentioned: “I don’t assume so. I believe after lacking our possibilities in these three house video games we realised we have been making life extraordinarily onerous for ourselves.
“However anybody who’d prefer to say there was an inevitability about our consequence and that the gamers had resigned themselves to the truth that they’re going to go down then they haven’t watched at the moment’s sport.
“It gave no indication of that by any means. We have been combating proper till the final minute to attempt to get an equaliser.
Roy Hodgson believes Watford will bounce again
Hodgson revealed earlier this week that he wouldn’t be managing Watford subsequent season.
The veteran coach is anticipated to take a break from soccer. Nonetheless, he has not confirmed if he’ll return to administration sooner or later.
Nevetheless, Hodgson believes that whoever replaces him on the membership will take cost of a squad able to bouncing proper again to the highest flight.
He mentioned: “I nonetheless assume at the moment there are indicators that the gamers have taken on board quite a lot of the work now we have completed. I believe the construction of the staff is now pretty much as good as we are able to get it.
“There are people within the staff who could make a distinction as nicely. Their confidence may not be on the highest. However I nonetheless assume this staff and this membership has so much to supply within the Premier League. However they’ll first should undergo the Championship to get again.”
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