Jurado hits out at Hornets

Jose Manuel Jurado joined Espanyol this summer.

Jurado hits out at Hornets
Jurado signing for Espanol (photo : Getty Images)

After an unhappy time in North London, former midfielder Jose Manuel Jurado offered a cheap shot at his former employers Watford.

"End games with neck pain"

Following the departure of Quique Sanchez Flores at the end of the season, Jurado joined his former boss at Spanish side Espanyol. Yet he has not moved quietly after making noises about Watford's style of play last season.

Jurado claimed that "there are many long balls and you end games with neck pain". He did suggest that some teams do employ a better brand of football explaining "in England it is fun if you're in Manchester City or Arsenal but if you are in a smaller team it is not as much fun".

Jurado failed to make an impact at Watford (photo : TalkSport)
Jurado failed to make an impact at Watford (photo : TalkSport)

Spain is "more technical, more possession of the ball"

The Spaniard failed to make an impact at Vicarage Road and was not a fans favourite, despite making 27 Premier League appearances. The 30 year old also failed to find the back of the net in England's top tier. His comments will be questioned by some Watford fans considering the manager who played that "long ball" game is the same one he will link up with at Espanyol.

However Jurado believes that the club based in Barcelona will soon be making waves in La Liga. He explained "I was seduced by the idea that the club will grow a lot. There is an owner with clear ideas and a coach with very clear ideas". Jurado is also excited about the style of play, claiming "it is more technical, more possession of the ball".

Espanyol signed the midfielder for a fee believed to be around £2.5 million, joining Quique Sanchez Flores for the third time after also playing for him at Athletico Madrid. Flores was surprisingly sacked by the Hornets despite guiding them to Premier League safety and an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.