Nigel Pearson has informed his Watford gamers their mentality would be the key to Premier League survival.
Watford boss Pearson and his teaching workers informed the primary staff squad they need to deal with the run-in as a “nine-game tournament” as they battle to beat the drop.
Pearson has the know-how after guiding Leicester to the good escape in 2015 and that’s sure to present Watford the idea throughout the gamers they’ll keep up. They took some extent from their first sport towards Leicester and now have eight video games left.
Watford No2 Craig Shakespeare, Pearson’s trusted lieutenant, stated: “We spoke to the gamers once they got here again and, for me, mentality is correct up there.
“We have spoken to them about a nine-game tournament and it felt like that after getting off the coach after the Leicester game.
“We went back to the training ground to prepare, I’ve done a few tournaments and it felt a bit like that. The mental side of it shouldn’t be underestimated and the players are aware of that.
“You talk about ability but also with the mentality and resilience, drive – all those things matter when you’re playing a short space of time and you have to recover and get yourself up and go again.
“We go to a tough place on Thursday at Burnley, regardless of whether the crowd are there or not and so that mental side of it should never be underestimated.”
Watford have already made large strides below Pearson’s reign, climbing from all-time low, upsetting Liverpool and their battling final gasp draw towards Leicester within the first sport confirmed their spirit.
The information from Pearson and Shakespeare working collectively at Leicester is definite to present the gamers additional perception.
“Although we have been there and done it this is a new experience for us because it is a different club so we have to judge everything on its own merit,” stated Shakespeare.
“But players will only listen if the information you give them is not only constructive but also the right information.
“Of course they are the ones that judge that, we’d like to think that we had an impact and the players played a massive part in climbing us out of the bottom three. They will play a massive part in us climbing the table as well.”
Watford have been sturdy and vocal throughout lockdown with the membership battling for groups to have the ability to play in their very own stadiums, captain Troy Deeney talking up over considerations a couple of return to video games and that positivity comes from having huge characters within the dressing room.
Shakespeare added: “We do have some strong personalities but I would also say that some of the lesser ones, who aren’t as vocal, still have some good opinions.
“I think as a coach it is very important to actually ask their opinions as well and make sure they are okay but the louder ones will naturally voice their opinions, especially sometimes when they are not even asked!”