Last week’s 3-0 clean sheet win of Hornets against their relegation rivals Bournemouth has raised the hopes of the Hornet’s new boss Nigel Pearson.
The team was able to score two goals in the second half of the game and this impressive effort by the team placed them out of the relegation. It was for the first time that the Hornets were able to win and shine at the Premier league table.
Although it was a 3-0 clean sheet by the hornets, scoring the first goal was not that easy. The team struggled for continuous 12 minutes before Abdoulaye Doucoure scored the first goal in the match for the team. This gave the Hornets a 1-0 lead in the first half.
The second half of the game was even more interesting. The captain of the team Troy Deeney struck his first goal at the 65th minute of the game. The goal by the captain was not less than any movie scene. He slipped between the two defenders and scored his first goal. Actually, there was some miscommunication between the defense of Bournemouth that could not handle the hustle play in the second half by the Hornets.
It isn’t so that the cherries were not given a chance to fight back. The only reason for them not scoring the goal for the team was the strong defense of the Hornets.
The final goal of the Hornets was scored by Roberto Pereyra and that too in the last moments of the game. The 3-0 win was quite a satisfactory win for the Hornets.
In an after-win interview, Pearson told the media that the team did everything that is required to win the game. They are focusing on finding the solution and different tactics of winning the game. The team boss continued by saying that there are times that the team has played really outstanding and won the games. This match was just an example of the team’s resilience and understanding of the game and not to forget the quality of the game that the team played.
If you look at the game stats then the Hornets were always at the disadvantage. The opponents, cherries made a total of 528 passes within the game with the passing accuracy of 78 percent, the possession advantage of the team was 57 percent. But the Hornets’ conversion rate was better and that was the turning point in the game.
Nigel said that their counter-attacking was outstanding in the game and this created a lot of chances for them to score. The defense played outstanding and tried to keep the ball away from the net and this is what was needed. The result of the performance was in the team’s favor. But, from now on the team has to be more focused.
It was the first time that the Hornets have won the game with Pearson Nigel at the helm. If we look at the overall wins with Pearson as the boss then this was the fourth win after the former head coach Quique Sanchez-Flores was replaced by Nigel.
Pearson said that there are a lot of games left to be played in the League and getting out of the bottom three is not all. The job is still not done. The team has a long way to go. He also said the recent time around Christmas and the New Year has been quite difficult for the players. They were busy but now all of them have taken their own responsibility and this is the most important part.
Hornet’s new boss understands the present condition of the team and the league. He expects the team to keep the momentum that they have gained from the win. Last week’s game against Bournemouth is one of those games that raises the team’s hopes to play and win the next games as well.
In the interview, Pearson also said that the game by the boys has put them in a better position than they were a few weeks ago. He did not say much about the game because the boss knew that anything can change at any moment in the game of football. He said that players have earned the right to think about the game positively after the win.
Do you know that this victory of the Hornets came on the third anniversary of Graham Taylor? Pearson was happy that the win came on such an important date. This will give fans a reason to smile other than just winning.
The news of the third anniversary of Graham Tylor was given by Pearson. He said that Graham was a very important part of the club and this victory is something that will give fans a reason to enjoy. He said that this is the moment of pride for the team members as well and Graham would also be proud to see the performance of the team today.
Although it was a satisfactory win for the team. Pearson still wants to reshape and reinvent the identity of Hornets. He wants the team to get ready for the second half of the season.
The win against Bournemouth was a spark win for the Hornets. This win will help the team to set the momentum for the upcoming matches. The team’s performance was nothing impressive since Pearson took the charge.
This win is expected to be one of the greatest comebacks of the team in the club’s history. The hornets are all set to face Aston Villa. The team is looking forward to winning this game as well and creating a bigger gap from the relegation and their journey to win the Premier League would continue.