Adam Masina believes his Watford teammates have it in them to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season.

The Italian knows, with just six games remaining and games against Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal still to come, the Hornets have a lot to prove between now and the end of the campaign, if they are to stay in the top flight.

However, he feels that there is enough quality in the side to do just that. 

“Every time I look in the eyes of my teammates, I see a very good team with quality, with good spirit and with the right mentality,” he told the club website.

“Maybe we lost a little bit in the lockdown because everybody was focused on their family and it was a very critical moment for everyone. Now we have to reset and refocus on our performance and our work.

“Every time I think about my teammates I say, ‘We can do it’, because we have shown to the world that we are able to compete in the Premier League.”

Masina has backed head coach Nigel Pearson to keep them up and said he is the one coach he trusts to prevent the Hornets from dropping into the Championship.

“He has been great because he was here with us every day, he has tried to keep our mindset up and also the performance, because he pushes us every day,” he said of Pearson.

“It wasn’t easy for him as well, because he had to think about every single drill without contact. It was hard for him, for us, for everyone.

“I really trust him, I know in this moment if there’s one manager who can keep us in the Premier League, it’s him. We are with him until the end.”

In order for Watford to avoid the drop Masina has urged his teammates to show hunger and spirit.

They will need both if they are to get anything from a difficult trip to Stamford Bridge this evening.

“We know we need to make as many points as we can, we have to keep pushing,” said Masina.

“In this moment we need the spirit, we need to be hungry against everyone. We have already missed opportunities and we can’t miss any more.

“It will be a fight until the end, against Chelsea, against Norwich, against Newcastle. We have six matches to try to earn our points.”