Etienne Capoue backs Watford to show improvement during second Premier League season

The Hornets are practically assured of a second consecutive season in the top flight.

Etienne Capoue has backed Watford to improve even more next season after a hugely encouraging first term back in the Premier League, the Daily Mail reports.

The Hornets began their first campaign in the top flight with a new manager and several new signings, including Capoue himself, who joined from Tottenham.

And while their slow start to the season - where they failed to win any of their first four league games - suggested that they had made too many changes in the summer, they go into the final four games of the season with their place in next year's top tier virtually assured.

But despite the success, the midfielder is confident that the side can make even greater progress next season.

"Can the team improve? Of course, because it's our first season. We are a new team in the Premier League," he told the Mail.

"We expected to have a good year but we have had a very good one with a lot of new players.

"Now he knows everyone and new players will come in next season to reach another step in the Premier League, so why not?"

The club's league position is all the more impressive given that the side have an FA Cup semi-final to look forward to on Sunday. 

And should they manage to win against Crystal Palace, and follow that up with a victory in the final, then not only will they have a second year in the Premier League to look forward to, but a European campaign to get excited about also.

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