Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Adrian Mariappa on his full debut

Adrian Mariappa on his full debut

Adrian Mariappa celebrated his full Watford debut with a clean sheet against Hull City on Sunday.

The 19-year-old excelled alongside Jay DeMerit and undertook the sizeable task of marking City’s 6'4' forward Jon Parkin.

“I've played against big guys before,” Mariappa told the official site. “But he's one of the biggest and really strong as well. It was a challenge and I thought I did okay against him. I could have done better but it's all about learning, and the next time I play against him I hope I do better. I thought we defended well. We've come away with a clean sheet and I thought we deserved a win.'

The centre-half also spoke of his joy of being selected in the starting line-up: “I kind of thought in the back of my mind that I would be involved, with it being the last game of the season. And with Clarke being injured at QPR I thought there was an even better chance, so I just kept working hard to try and get in there,” said Mariappa.

“I know what's expected of people in my position and everyone just took me aside and gave me little words of advice here and there, not just the gaffer, but other staff and a lot of the players,” added Adrian.

The Harrow-born Academy Scholar also praise Watford boss Adrian Boothroyd and his commitment to youth: “It's great, he's (Aidy) got great faith in all of the young players and it's encouraging for all of those players that if you play well and keep at it, he'll use you if you're good enough,” enthused the defender.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Tuesday May 2 2006
Time: 2:20PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Cleverley On Arsenal Delight

Midfielder Tom Cleverley has been speaking more about his delight at scoring the winning goal for Watford in this weekend's clash against Arsenal.

Deeney & Cleverley On Arsenal Win

Troy Deeney and Tom Cleverley have been reflecting on Watford's victory over Arsenal this weekend.

Vital View - Premier League - 14th-15th October 2017

The Premier League season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend, 14th-15th October.

Watford Duo In Team Of The Week (16/10/17)

Watford are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Watford
Write For Vital Watford
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gomes3%
Mariappa0%
Kabasele0%
Britos0%
Femenia0%
Cleverley53%
Doucoure7%
Holebas15%
Pereyra0%
Gray0%
Richarlison7%
Sub - Carrillo0%
Sub - Deeney15%
Sub - Capoue0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Write for Vital Football