Kiko Femenia has been speaking to the Spanish media ahead of Watford’s match against Manchester United, and he’s clearly very happy with his time at the club so far.
The right sided defender moved from Alaves in the summer transfer, and since then has been enjoying his time in England and with Watford. It’s a noticeable theme which runs through nearly every interview with a Watford player, there’s a great feeling at the club and the squad are working together like a family.
On his role and performances, Kiko has told Marca: “I didn’t know I was going to feel so good. I’m enjoying the system with three central defenders. We have a lot of help and upfront there’s Richarlison, Gray, Deeney… they have a lot of goals.”
The 26 year old has always wanted to play in England, and is getting that chance at Watford, in a very multicultural squad, something which Kiko feels works well: “Since I was little I had the dream of playing in the Premier and the diversity of the squad has helped me in my adaptation. There are people who speak my language, we all get along phenomenally and we are a family.”
Usually when Watford players are interviewed there’s some praise reserved for manager Marco Silva and how he’s helped the players so far this season, and Kiko of course obliged: “He is very close to us, he always helps you and has formed a great group. He wants us to be disciplined and aggressive. His great strength is how he confronts the games and transmits his idea.”
Marca wanted to know which Watford player has surprised Kiko the most: “For quality, Will Hughes. He’s young, he comes from the second division, and he’s a great player.”
The Happy Ship Watford continues apace.