Marco Silva: 'Adapting to opposition is my philosophy'

Silva: 'Adapting to opposition is key'
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Watford manager Marco Silva reveals that his style of football is centred around good organisation and adapting "for each moment and for each team".

Watford boss Marco Silva has claimed that his style of football is centred around good organisation and adaptation, but insists that he will never go into a game looking to sit back.

The Portuguese coach has impressed since taking charge at Vicarage Road in the summer, claiming 15 points from a possible 24 to sit fourth in the Premier League table.

Silva, previously the manager of Hull City, says that his philosophy is built on adapting "for each moment and for each team", not an out-and-out defensive approach.

"I have my philosophy in my mind: you need to adapt for each moment and each team. You could have one idea in your mind, and afterwards you could be working with a team with different players, and you may not be able to achieve what you want to, so you need to adapt," Silva told Sky Sports News.

"We respect everybody. We play sometimes against teams with more individual quality than us, better players, bigger budgets, whatever, but we try to play our football. We don't try to change too much in our philosophy, in our model.

"We try to play, face-to-face with these teams, try to play offensive football with mobility as well. That is our philosophy. It's impossible, when one team and one player is afraid of something that might happen in a match, they will not play well, they will not have 100% confidence.

"We need to respect everybody, but we need to play our football. We never go into a game thinking: 'Let's wait back for the opponent to play and close our box.' It can happen, but the opponent can obligate our team to play in this style, but because they have the quality to put our team back, and never because this is our idea for the match."

Up next for Watford is a Premier League trip to Chelsea on Saturday.

Marco Silva gives orders during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Watford on August 19, 2017
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