Britos expresses happiness at Watford's team effort

The Hornets' defender was delighted with the way in which the whole squad combined to progress to the next round of the FA Cup.

Britos expresses happiness at Watford's team effort
Photo: Getty Images/Richard Heathcote

On Saturday, the fairytale continued for Quique Sanchez Flores and his Watford side, as they dispatched Leeds United 1-0 at Vicarage Road to progress to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Making the last eight for the first time in nine years, the Hornets will face fellow Premier League side - and defending champions - Arsenal, or Championship high-flyers Hull City.

In a game that was, in all fairness, a little low on quality, it was in the end the home side who managed to come through, a Scott Wootton own goal enough to separate the two sides.

Leeds will bemoan their luck, but an inability to create chances and find the back of the net - a problem they have suffered from through much of this season - ultimately proved costly, as Watford booked their place in the next round.

Doing enough

It was far from flattering - and indeed all of Watford's wins so far in the FA Cup this season have been just 1-0 victories - but Flores was quick to praise his side's performance in his post-match comments.

In a similar vein, Watford defender Miguel Britos was also full of praise for the way the Hornets played, suggesting the squad's togetherness was a big reason they managed to progress. Speaking to the Watford Weekend Post-Match Review, the Uruguyan explained that the team tried to "keep the ball" and ultimately not give Leeds "any chances to score".

Photo: Getty Images/Richard Heathcote
Photo: Getty Images/Richard Heathcote

"The full team was amazing"

- Miguel Britos

It worked, as Steve Evans' side rarely looked a threat, and Britos was quick to point out the fact that Watford played "well" and had "a lot of chances to score". Furthermore, the 30-year-old suggested that the full team was "amazing", insisting that the "whole team worked together" and "worked very hard" to get the win and clean sheet.

Nearing full fitness

Britos has been absent since the trip to Tottenham Hotspur two weeks ago, when the defender suffered a leg injury, and the Uruguyan now says he's happy to be back in the squad. Confessing that the last week was "a little bit difficult", Britos then suggested that he now feels "okay" - perhaps "not 100 per cent yet", but feeling "good" and ready to be back involved.

Watford next host Bournemouth on Saturday as they look to continue their incredible season, fighting on multiple fronts.