Under the guidance of Javi Garcia, many players have been urged to tap into their utmost potential at Watford.
Still, the player to have thrived the most is Abdoulaye Doucoure, who’s been a driving force in their midfield and looking like a more complete player with every passing game. Indeed, Doucoure’s good work has been attracting attention from all around with the likes of PSG linked (as per the Evening Standard) so he’s certainly enjoying life in Hertfordshire.
And, considering his work-rate, who wouldn’t a player like him?
The French midfielder’s prominently gained the attention of European heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain in recent months. Even his team-mate Adrian Mariappa acknowledges the attention to be a good thing (via Evening Standard). While the Hornets did a mighty job in keeping him in January, doing the same come June will be extremely difficult.
Doucoure’s fantastic hard-working ability is reflected in his impressive stats for Watford. He’s scored three goals and assisted five from central midfield, whilst averaging more than 50 passes per game (stats via Transfermarkt) in Garcia’s fluid system. What is his biggest strength is helping his side defensively, as the towering midfielder is relentless when chasing the opponent.
He boasts a 51% tackling success while having made 167 ball recoveries for Watford so far this season. A man of many talents, Doucoure’s physical ability makes him a hard man to stop in midfield and his impressive burst of pace offers Watford unique attacking threat.
Javi Garcia might be reaping the rewards of the French midfielder’s solid work this season, but his destiny surely awaits at the end of it.
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