Sebastian Prodl hasn’t had a minute of Premier League football so far this season. Ninety minutes against Reading in the EFL Cup is all he has to show for his club campaign.
He’s used to more at the Hornets and is eager to get back into Javi Gracia’s side, but is aware that’s not going to be easy. Currently away with the Austria national team, Prodl got 46 minutes as they beat Sweden 2-0 in a friendly.
After the match he was asked about his current situation at the English club and the lack of minutes he’s had so far this season.
Der Standard quote Prodl as saying: “With four consecutive wins, the arguments are tough, they’ve played well, we have six central defenders in the squad who are all entitled to play.”
Despite that, Prodl insists he’s “still relaxed” about the situation so isn’t letting it worry him too much at this stage. The 31 year old last extended his contract less than a year ago, and the deal runs through to June 2021 so there’s no wriggle room in that regard if he feels an exit is right in the future.
As for Prodl’s performance, Laola1 gave him a 2, which is near the top of the reverse 1-5 rankings, and they stated: ‘For Watford he’s so far only had action in the EFL Cup, but set in the ÖFB team as the defence boss. Organised the ÖFB defence prudently, like his colleagues at the back faced with little pressure from the largely harmless Swedes . Except for one scene when he misses out on a Swedish counterattack that was eventually stopped, a prudent performance that lasted only one half and provided valuable play practice for the Nations League prelude against Bosnia.’