Javi Gracia will get to see his mother for the first time in a year at Watford's FA Cup final against Manchester City on Saturday.

The Hornets boss said that he has not been able to see her for a long period of time and that it is going to be a special occasion. 

"My mum is coming for the final. A long time ago, I don't see her, around one year, so it's special," he said. 

"She tried to come before and she couldn't. Now it's the last game, it's the best chance to be here, to see me and to see her grandsons and to stay with them."

Gracia summed up his emotions about leading his side to the final of the competition as a feeling of great pride. 

The head coach said he is looking forward to experiencing "something different" when he walks out the tunnely at Wembley and says he his side deserve their shot at the silverware.

"I would say I'm proud. I'm proud of my players, proud to belong to this club, proud of this final, playing with Watford," he said.

"The supporters should enjoy the moment because as they know better than me, we don't play finals every day.

"It's a moment to enjoy and do the same like you are doing in all the games, supporting the team, enjoying the moment and nothing else.

"For sure, it will be something different for me, something special. But I want to feel it, I want to live it, I think we deserve that moment.

"We've played during all the season to have that chance and to be there with Watford, with my players, I think it will be something difficult to explain.

"If we get it, it will be something amazing."