Michail Antonio suggests all of the pressure is on Watford

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Nottingham Forest star Michail Antonio says his team can play with freedom against Watford this evening.

Nottingham Forest star Michail Antonio has told the club’s website that he’s expecting an open game against Watford, with all of the pressure on the Hornets.

Forest will be looking to end a mini-run of poor results this evening against a side looking to push for automatic promotion into the Premier League.

“It could come from individual prowess or it could be a team goal, but I feel there will definitely be goals tomorrow. Even for a neutral fan it’ll be a good game to come and watch,” said the midfielder.

“We can go out and be free but they’ve got loads of pressure. That could make them better, it could make them worse. The game could go either way.”

Forest are in a good position because they don’t have any pressure hanging over them from either end of the table.

They know where they are going to be by the start of next season and that means the players have more licence to attack and take risks because if things go wrong, it’s not going to change their position drastically.

Forest have the home advantage this evening and will be back well by their passionate home crowd.

The challenge for Watford is going to be imposing themselves on the game and taking the fight to Forest in a difficult environment where they will be wary of giving too much space to players like Antonio to use on the counter attack.

What Forest need to ensure they don’t do is make silly errors, which invite the pressure onto them and give themselves every chance of securing a good result, which will get belief and momentum back into the team.

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