AUDIO: Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill impressed with 'disciplined' and 'team-orientated' Hornets

Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill. Picture: Action Images

Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill. Picture: Action Images

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Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill paid tribute to Watford's resilience and quality after his team's FA Cup exit at Vicarage Road.

Goals from Davide Faraoni and Lewis McGugan ensured the Golden Boys booked their place in the fourth round with a 2-0 win and after the game, Cotterill was full of praise for the home side.

"They’ve got some very, very good players here and I'm sure when they settle down they’ll start climbing up that Championship table," Cotterill said.

"They’ve got some very, very good players – very disciplined.

"Once they get their noses in front, there are quite a few Italian players who obviously have that mentality – they're very disciplined, very team orientated and they have some very good players."

 

Watford now face a trip in the fourth round to either Manchester City or Blackburn Rovers who play a replay at the Etihad tonight.

The Premier League outfit are strong favourites to go through and Cotterill admits the biggest disappointment is losing out on a potential tie against Manuel Pellegrini's team.

"Good luck to Watford, they're a good club," Cotterill said.

"Just the biggest disappointment really is we didn’t give our players potentially an opportunity to go to Manchester City which everybody would have thought about.

"There’s no point in hiding behind that - no disrespect to Blackburn - but our supporters and our players probably would have liked their day out up there but it wasn’t to be so we have to wish Watford good luck."

 

 

 

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11:32am Wed 15 Jan 14

jasonwatford says...

I think he thinks we have very good players
I think he thinks we have very good players jasonwatford
  • Score: 17

11:40am Wed 15 Jan 14

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny says...

One of the good guys in football, I like Steve!
Quite a few Italian players? Well I guess if you count Foresteri. We had 4, who cares though, it's a world wide game.
One of the good guys in football, I like Steve! Quite a few Italian players? Well I guess if you count Foresteri. We had 4, who cares though, it's a world wide game. Ronny oh Ronny Ronny
  • Score: 19

12:08pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Stoney77 says...

Ronny oh Ronny Ronny wrote:
One of the good guys in football, I like Steve!
Quite a few Italian players? Well I guess if you count Foresteri. We had 4, who cares though, it's a world wide game.
Fair play to Bristol City. They were up for it and played decent football and matched us for 150 minutes over the 2 games. Once we got our 2nd last night though we were a different class.
Shout out to their fans aswell. Made more noise than most away sides we've seen at The Vic this year.
Obviously the highlight of the night was Abdi coming on. He certainly perked us all up - to me it meant more than the result to be honest! I just wanted to run on the pitch and give the legend a big man hug!!
COYH
[quote][p][bold]Ronny oh Ronny Ronny[/bold] wrote: One of the good guys in football, I like Steve! Quite a few Italian players? Well I guess if you count Foresteri. We had 4, who cares though, it's a world wide game.[/p][/quote]Fair play to Bristol City. They were up for it and played decent football and matched us for 150 minutes over the 2 games. Once we got our 2nd last night though we were a different class. Shout out to their fans aswell. Made more noise than most away sides we've seen at The Vic this year. Obviously the highlight of the night was Abdi coming on. He certainly perked us all up - to me it meant more than the result to be honest! I just wanted to run on the pitch and give the legend a big man hug!! COYH Stoney77
  • Score: 28

1:04pm Wed 15 Jan 14

HornetJJ says...

I've never been a fan of Cotterill but fair play to him and I respect him more after that!
I've never been a fan of Cotterill but fair play to him and I respect him more after that! HornetJJ
  • Score: 10

2:05pm Wed 15 Jan 14

MainStandShambles says...

I wonder if Steve Cotterill fancies managing Watford one day in the future, his comments and high praise of Watford after both cup games have been extremely complimentary.
He certainly seems sincere and it won't do him any harm.

Thank you anyway Steve, we'll keep you in mind.
I wonder if Steve Cotterill fancies managing Watford one day in the future, his comments and high praise of Watford after both cup games have been extremely complimentary. He certainly seems sincere and it won't do him any harm. Thank you anyway Steve, we'll keep you in mind. MainStandShambles
  • Score: 1

6:55pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Surbiton says...

A very competent manager who has already gelled his team into playing good football. Let's be honest they gave us a good game and could easily have scored with a bit more quality. Look for them to climb up the table now. Respect to the manager and team.
A very competent manager who has already gelled his team into playing good football. Let's be honest they gave us a good game and could easily have scored with a bit more quality. Look for them to climb up the table now. Respect to the manager and team. Surbiton
  • Score: 3

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