New Watford defender Hassane Kamara will be fulfilling a dream this weekend if he gets to make his Premier League debut.

The full back joined the Hornets from Nice at the start of the transfer window on the advice of a couple of his new teammates, and could well be in line to face Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon at St James' Park.

However, he is well aware that he has joined a club battling at the wrong end of the table and in need of improvement.

“It’s my dream to play in the Premier League. I know Watford is a good club, I know Moussa [Sissoko] here and Imrân [Louza], and they told me it is a good club," Kamara said in his first club interview.

“Collectively we hope to stay in the Premier League. Next week we have three big games and we are focused on these games and we want to collectively improve our game. Personally, I want to help the team, give 100 per cent and play a good game.

“I think we need to be more strong defensively. If we are more strong defensively, we will win games."

The new arrival now primarily plays as a defender but started his career further up the pitch, meaning he is able to offer support in attack as well.

He said that he also has good stamina, which he hopes will be helpful.

“I like to run, box-to-box. I am good defensively and have some experience because since [I was] 18 I have been professional. I can run quickly for a long time,” he said.

“Before I was a winger, so I like to attack but I know I am a defender firstly. I can give my energy, I am so energetic. I can help the team."