Date: 6th April 2017 at 9:27pm
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Watford coach Walter Mazzarri will face Tottenham “without a defence” as the Hornets’ injury crisis intensified ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash.

Centre-back Younes Kaboul suffered a hamstring injury against Sunderland and defender Sebastian Prodl is recovering from a rib injury, while centre-back Miguel Britos is suspended.

“It’s our destiny,” Mazzarri told a press conference. “Against Tottenham, we are always in an emergency. Britos was important because Kaboul and Prodl were injured and we do not have a defence now.

“We had one of the best games since I have been here on Tuesday (in the 2-0 win over West Brom), where the players played the way I like and I would have liked to have been able to play against Tottenham with a full team.

“But I told my players this morning that whoever is going to play Saturday has the chance to show that they deserve to have been playing in the past as well.”

Watford’s injury list has been one of the recurring themes of their season to date, but, despite it, the Hornets are still 10th in the Premier League standings.

“It’s incredible. It’s unusual and the injuries we have had this season are unusual injuries,” Mazzarri added.

“I’m happy that despite all the injuries we are still going strong.

“It’s one injury after the other. With Zarate, (Daryl) Janmaat, (Craig) Cathcart, it’s difficult.

“I was told last year there weren’t many injuries. But that’s another reason I’m happy, as despite that, we’re doing well.”

PA Sport
  • Ronan April 7, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    King Kane storming back tomorrow!! Hornets to be sprayed with goals and flushed down the toilet. Hopefully hitting peak form in time for racists, goons and to relegate west ham ..

  • Andreas April 7, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Wish Cheatski could face us with a decimated team in the semi’s. And don’t take watford lightly, we are talking Spurs here and need our players to have no compassion.
    Talkshite radio have no respect for us, its always the rich clubs that they brown nose.

    • Rich G🤛 April 7, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Don’t listen to talkshite then ,it’s The Sun newspaper in radio form,utter dogshit

  • UnkleTaff April 7, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Early kick-off for us on Saturday. Which means Chelsea will go into their game at Bournemouth having seen their advantage over us reduced to just four points.

  • Hartley™ April 6, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Diane Abbott’s looking hot tonight on QT.

    • Caspurs♿️ April 6, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      • Hartley™ April 6, 2017 at 11:35 pm

        You would though…

    • Harry Hotspur April 6, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      I’m wanking myself into a pink mist.

      • Hartley™ April 6, 2017 at 11:46 pm

        Who isn’t?

        • ronwol196061 April 7, 2017 at 2:53 am

          I just mist

  • Spursy April 6, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Here’s another try of my Spurs chart.

    • Caspurs♿️ April 6, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      Try try and try again, then just email it to Spurts, so he can do it…🤔

      • Spursy April 6, 2017 at 11:12 pm

        Okay, I will tomorrow as I’m going to climb the little wooden hill now. Night.

        • Caspurs♿️ April 6, 2017 at 11:13 pm

          Seizure late’ers

  • Spursy April 6, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Harry, I’m still giggling over your idea of a Haribo Channel for Dele and Sonny. I want to sign up for my free magazine with pull-out poster and gift certificate now!

    • Harry Hotspur April 6, 2017 at 11:06 pm

      You would never survive the Scratch n’ Sniff cover and the free edible whoopee cushion with the first magazine!

      • Spursy April 6, 2017 at 11:09 pm

        Yeah, but they might do a how-to chart of their crazeee synchronised goal celebrations.

        • Harry Hotspur April 6, 2017 at 11:42 pm

          Velcro tipped sweet n’ sour jelly snakes at a fuzzy felt dartboard.

  • Mike Pinner April 6, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Beware the wounded animal. If we go in with the mentality that it will be easy that’s a recipe for disaster. Fortunately our manager will not allow that.

  • Hartley™ April 6, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    To be fair Kaboul is a much better player when he isn’t playing, it’s a shame he’s injured.

  • ronwol196061 April 6, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    If Watford knows whats good for them they will get two of my 253 buses and put them right in front of their goalie

  • ronwol196061 April 6, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Don Rickles died FFS

    He told one great story.He was buddies with Frank Sinatra and Rickles was at one end of the restaurant with two good looking women when he saw Frank. So he excused himself goes over to Sinatra and asks him to later come to his table and make a fuss over Rickles,he told Frank he wanted to impress them.
    Anyway Frank goes over 10 minutes later and Frank goes “Don how great to see you here…” and Rickles interrupted him and said with a straight face “Beat it Frank cant you see Im busy!!”

    • AccringtonSpurs April 6, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      Well donne Ron, noT a single typo!

      • Caspurs♿️ April 6, 2017 at 10:44 pm

        Maybe, but, ‘spacing’ and punctuation: still requires work.

  • Sid Trotter April 6, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Feck. Back from the Swansea game.

    Earlier someone had said how do you get two whales in a car?


    Start in N London and head west

  • Chi Y-Word April 6, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Still feel a little bit like people aren’t respecting our league position. Watford shouldn’t need to offer excuses ahead of playing the 2nd best team in the country (and the best team if you aggregate the last two seasons). The media are the same – TalkSPORT were banging on yesterday how if City had beaten Chelsea, they would be challenging them for the title and pretty much ignoring the real story that our little underdog team, despite playing at least 8 more games than our mega rich neighbours and missing at least 4 first team players at the moment, are still keeping the Blue racists honest (as they can be). I do hope Hazard gets a knock in the next couple of games…

  • Hartley™ April 6, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    I remember going to Villa Park for a semi final against Watford and all their goalies had died so they had a reserve, reserve in nets.
    We had Clive Allen, I was surprised that we only scored four.

    • Stevo1987 April 6, 2017 at 10:26 pm

      I me too.

      • Matt April 7, 2017 at 12:13 am

        And me. Great day. Personally wouldn’t buy a house in Aston though.

    • Caspurs♿️ April 6, 2017 at 10:26 pm

      I was to busy celebrating the first goal and missed the second, but it was a great day out.

  • Hopeful Henry lover of spurs April 6, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Excuses Walter excuses

  • JackDLad April 6, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    The defence rests!……sorry I could not help myself! Coys!!

  • Ricky Village April 6, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I bet a mate Janssen would score from open play last time. Not doing that again. Happy he’s got his shit together at last though.

  • Caspurs♿️ April 6, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Janssen to score from open play!

    • LingLongMan 🚯 April 6, 2017 at 11:18 pm


  • Covspur April 6, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Sounds like the hornets have been stung… Numoro, Ono