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Mariappa praises Watford’s fans

WATFORD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Adrian Mariappa of Watford in action with Tom Davies of Everton during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Everton FC at Vicarage Road on February 9, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
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For the footballer, the Vicarage Road faithful were very loud in the Hornets victory over Everton last week.

A single goal by Andre Gray was enough for Watford to secure a 1-0 victory over Everton on Saturday’s action in the English Premier League.

And for teammate Adrian Mariappa, the fans at Vicarage Road were key for his team to get the victory.

“I thought [the atmosphere] was incredible and I think it has been all season,” said Mariappa according to the team’s official website.

“The crowd really get behind us, they sing, you see the banners before the game – it’s becoming a tough place to come to for opposing teams.”

“The fans have been terrific – home and away – in every single game,” he added.

“They really give us a good push, which is perfect for the club because everyone is pulling in the same direction, everyone has got a common goal.”

“It was a good team performance, but I’m delighted for Andre, after his injury he’s fought hard to get back into the team,” said the defender.

“Obviously he’s got his goal which is great for him and great for the team, and he’s got us three points as well.”

“We’re very blessed to have so many talented central-midfielders,” said the center-back.

“Clevs came on, Nate came on and Domingos wasn’t even involved today.”

“We’ve definitely got strength in depth in the midfield area. I thought [Doucouré] had a terrific game, he was driving us on, winning second balls,” he continued.

“I’ve played against a lot of ex-managers, but I’m always just focused on us as a team.”

“The media were always going to make a story of it, but for us, it was just another home game, a tough game, but an opportunity to get three points,” he concluded.