X

Saturday 25
May

Watford

Holebas sets sights on Europe

12th April 2019, 14:12 by Gareth Freeman

Watford star Jose Holebas says his side can win the FA Cup this season and secure a place in next season's Europa League.

The Hornets will face Manchester City in the FA Cup final next month and if they manage to land the trophy they will book a place in the Europa League group stages.

Watford could also qualify for the European competition by finishing seventh in the Premier League, which would see them having to play qualifiers over the summer to reach the group stage.

Watford sit 10th in the Premier League but are just one point off seventh-placed Leicester, who have played a game more.

"We know what we want and we know what we have to do for it," he told the club website.

"If you win the cup you can achieve something in your career, and we can go to Europe, so it means a lot."

He added: "[At the start of the season] we didn't say we wanted to target the Europa League.

"Now we are sitting up in the table but that's only because we worked hard, we took our points where we had to take them.

"We had so many games where we worked so hard and we lost. If I count those points as well I don't know where we would stand in the table.

"It is not a one-man show here, we are 11 players on the pitch and we show that."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

More Watford

Watford

Promising duo handed pro Watford deals

24th May 2019, 18:48

Watford Academy products Jayden Bennetts and Dan Phillips have been rewarded with professional contracts.

Watford

Watford's Belgian links could pay off for 19-goal hitman

24th May 2019, 15:55

Watford are reportedly ready to move for Charleroi striker Victor Osimhen - who could be available for around £12million this summer.

Watford

Pavon on Watford's radar

23rd May 2019, 20:00

According to reports in Argentina, Watford are interested in signing Boca Juniors' forward Cristian Pavon.

Watford

Juanpe emerges as Watford target

23rd May 2019, 11:02

Watford are reportedly set to go head-to-head with Premier League rivals Everton to sign defender Juanpe from Girona.

Watford

Euro woe to scupper Torino's Pereyra hopes

22nd May 2019, 18:49

Torino are reportedly contemplating scraping their plans to sign Roberto Pereyra from Watford without European football on offer.

Watford

Hornets hit by Reims rejection

22nd May 2019, 15:54

Watford are expected to return for Reims forward Remi Oudin after seeing an initial £7m bid rejected.

Recent Sport Headlines

Tennis

Federer guarded on French Open chances

24th May 2019, 19:09

Roger Federer is delighted to be back at the French Open but played down his chance of taking the title in Paris.

Golf

Koepka plotting more major glory

24th May 2019, 18:59

Brooks Koepka has his sights set on another US Open crown after landing the US PGA Championship.

Watford

Promising duo handed pro Watford deals

24th May 2019, 18:48

Watford Academy products Jayden Bennetts and Dan Phillips have been rewarded with professional contracts.

Cricket

Morgan set for World Cup opener despite fracture

24th May 2019, 18:37

Captain Eoin Morgan has sustained a fractured finger but should be fit for England's World Cup opener.

Manchester City

Liverpool result key to Silva

24th May 2019, 18:34

Man City's David Silva believes the 2-1 win over Liverpool in January was the turning point in the club's season.

Manchester United

United make move for Lyon star

24th May 2019, 18:33

Manchester United have launched a 45million euros bid for Lyon's Moussa Dembele, according to French reports.

Fulham

Bryan emerges as Newcastle target

24th May 2019, 18:07

Fulham could face a fight to keep hold of Joe Bryan as Newcastle are planning a summer move for the defender.

Tennis

Boulter confirms decision to withdraw from French Open

24th May 2019, 17:58

Great Britain's Katie Boulter has picked up £20,000 after going to Paris before deciding to withdraw from the French Open.