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Watford head coach believes team will improve when players come back from injury
Watford boss Gianfranco Zola insists he is happy with his current squad as he looks forward to welcoming important players back from injury.
The Hornets have so far made eight new signings this summer, with new boys Matej Vydra and Almen Abdi both notching goals on their league debuts against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Zola had previously suggested there may be more arrivals at Vicarage Road, with Marco Cassetti believed to be a target, but the Hornets head coach says he is satisfied with his current crop.
“You know what I feel about this [question]. At the moment I am completely focused on the players I have,” Zola replied on Saturday, when asked whether he expected to do further business before the transfer window closed.
“Don’t forget we have players coming back – we have Alexandre Geijo to come back and we have other important players coming back – so it is a team that I can see improving a lot.
“And the players will all improve as their condition gets better because the type of football we are trying to play is quite expansive so their fitness needs to be at the top all of the time.”
Zola was keen to emphasise how well his new signings have settled in and believes they have already made a difference.
He said: “We have quality players, they are players that can make this team better and now we’ve had a taste of victory against Palace hopefully there will be more to come.
“It is a long road but the start has been encouraging.”
Zola spoke to the Watford Observer this afternoon and when asked if there had been any developments in the transfer market, he joked: "How many new players do you want? We are celebrating our victory and we have to be very happy about that.
"We are getting ready for the next game and we are all working to make this current team better.
"We will make adjustments if they need to be done but otherwise no. As far as im concerned im focused on tomorrow’s game which is the most important thing."
Watford have refused to comment on who the new signing is but two of the players the club have been linked with is former Roma right back Cassetti, who is 35 and unattached, and Udinese defender Gabriele Angella, who is 23 and spent last season on loan at Siena and Reggina.
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