The Italian businessman said: “We really have a Premier League group – even before we reached the Premier League. So I think it has been an incredible moment for us.”
Pozzo's words should do much to ease the fears of an immediate relegation from the top flight, which is the same outcome Watford endured in their last two Premier League campaigns.
There is a sense that the club have been preparing for this promotion since the Pozzo family took charge of the club. They almost reached the top tier two years, ago, but missing out has allowed the club to create a truly good foundation for what is needed to survive in England’s top league.
Watford should be able to utilise their partnership with Udinese and Granada to full effect now, with the financial benefits of the Premier League arguably make them the key part of the Pozzo network.
They should, theoretically, get the best pick of players, and the need to stay in the top flight due to the upcoming TV deal should see all focus upon Hertfordshire as the Hornets look to stay up.
Missing out on promotion in 2013 was a heartbreaker, especially having lost in the play-off final, but it could be argued that it was for the best. There was no foundation then to stay in the top flight, and now, with two more years of stability to the club, Watford should have no trouble in securing a relatively safe position when the Premier League campaign draws to a close this time next year.