Etienne Capoue has called on Watford fans to be the 12th man against Manchester City on Saturday as they go in search of the club's first ever FA Cup.

The midfielder was named the Hornets' player of the year this season, but he wants a bit of extra help from the fans in what he says will be the biggest game of his career.

"We need the 12th man, that’s it," said Capoue, who was seen rallying the supporters during the FA Cup semi-final against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

"It was just instinct, I felt like we needed the 12th man because we’ve just conceded two goals straight away and it was time to just push everybody.

"I did it for the team and I was thinking ‘Come on, we can do it, we’re just 2-0 down’ and we get it back to 2-2, so it was just instinct and I loved this moment. I loved it.

"I’m going to feel it during the day and it will be the biggest game in my career."

Capoue is ignoring those who suggest Watford have no hope of picking up the silverware and believes that the odds could work in their favour.

The midfielder said the Hornets are quietly focusing on their own game while everyone else hypes up the Premier League champions.

"Everyone says we have zero chances so we’re going to take it," he said.

"It’s good for us. Nobody expects us to win, so we are working on our side very quietly and we’re going to give 200 per cent because we’ve got a chance.

"Everyone says Manchester City’s the top team, everyone thinks Man City are going to win easily so we’re going to try to beat them and to stay focused for 90 minutes. That’s most important for us.

"When we played away against Man City we had a very good first half and the second half started with the wrong decision from a referee and I think it killed us mentally but I think if we’re doing it in this way, we can be dangerous.

"It’s normal for them to win every game, but we’re going to try, we’re just going to try to give everything."

Four years on from when he first signed for the club, Capoue reflected on a conversation with Gino Pozzo that convinced him the move to Hertfordshire was the right one.

After a season he has described as his best in football, the midfielder believes joining the Hornets has turned out to be a great decision.

He said: "I liked to sign here because it was a very friendly conversation between Gino Pozzo and me and we connected straight away.

"I understand them straight away and I liked the project and I signed easily.

"It was right because now four years after we have top players in the team and we achieved 11th position and an FA Cup final.

"I feel very good this season and it’s my best year and I hope it’s going to be the same next season."