Watford boss highlights three Hull City stars and makes the point of 'total football'


Interim Watford coach Tom Cleverley has picked Fabio Carvalho, Ozan Tufan and Jacob Greaves as three of Hull City's biggest threats as he looks to do significant damage to the Tigers' play-off hopes.

City travel to Vicarage Road on Saturday knowing they must win to keep their hopes alive of beating Norwich and West Brom and crashing out of the top six, while Cleverley looks to end a five-match winless run.

Liam Rosenior's side travel to Hertfordshire in good spirits after their stunning 3-0 win over QPR last Saturday and are aiming for their eleventh away win of the season. And Cleverley, who was given temporary charge following the departure of Valerien Ismael, admits he has been impressed by what he has seen from the Tigers.

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“We face another team who have their own motivation to play for them. It will be a good game with two good teams and we are planning and preparing for us to come out as winners,” the former Manchester United boy explained.

“They are a team full of very technical players. They have.” [Fábio] Carvalho, the experience of Ozan Tufan, who we know well, and [Jacob] Greaves is on the Championship Team of the Year.

“They are a very technical team with a bit of experience. They have a good mix, so we worked a lot on them and prepared them. That's what we presented.” The players and we know exactly what to expect.

“I don’t expect Hull to sit in the middle of the block and be happy about a draw. They have their own agenda. They are a very total football team, but they are not a tiki-taka without a goal. They are good at what they do and have a lot of intention in it. I expect a difficult test.