Watford manager Xisco Munoz talks about the stresses of the job
Managing stress for the players
Watford manager Xisco Munoz has opened up about the stresses of the job, saying that he feels the pressure inside but tries to remain calm for his players. He believes that giving them confidence and support is the best way to help them play at their best. Munoz has collected four points from his first three league games in charge, and currently lives in a hotel as he is fully immersed in the battle to avoid relegation.
Munoz also said that he doesn’t have time out of football and spends 12 hours a day at the training ground. He watches Premier League games and speaks with his family on the phone before sleeping. The Hornets face off against Wolves on Saturday, and will be without USA midfielder Tyler Adams due to a hamstring injury.
Conte on Harry Kane
Antonio Conte has spoken about Tottenham’s desire to keep Harry Kane for the rest of his career at the club. The Italian manager praised the world-class striker and said that clubs would always want to keep someone of his calibre. However, he acknowledged that football can be unpredictable and that the decision is not his to make.
Guardiola on Burnley
Pep Guardiola has praised Burnley and their manager, Vincent Kompany, ahead of Manchester City‘s match against them. He wasn’t surprised that they were getting close to being a Premier League team already and said that Kompany was an exceptional captain who always did what he thought was best for the team. Guardiola also hinted that he might shuffle his team around for the upcoming match against Burnley.
Weekend football action
The weekend promises to be packed with action, with the FA Cup quarter-finals and some pivotal league matches. Crystal Palace has parted ways with Patrick Vieira, and fans are left wondering about the team’s future prospects. Meanwhile, Grimsby Town, a fourth-tier side, is set to take on Brighton in the FA Cup quarter-finals. The Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League draws are also set to take place, and reporters will be covering the team news and media conferences from throughout the day.