We need to stop twin threat says Bony
- 01 January 2016 22:30
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
Wilfried Bony believes if City stop Watford’s prolific strike-force from scoring, the Blues will head home with all three points.
With Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo scoring the majority of the Hornets’ goals this season, the City defence will need to be as resolute as they were at Leicester to quell a partnership that has made Quique Flores’ side one of this season’s surprise packages.
Bony is confident, however, that if the Blues’ back-line can stop one of the Premier League’s most effective duos from adding to their combined tally, City will win.
“Every game is difficult but I think we are the team that should win,” said Bony.
“We will try to go there and take the points and do what we know we can. With luck, we expect to win this game.
“Ighalo and Deeney are both in good form now and as a striker, when you are in good form everything can happen. In six months, you can score 20 to 25 goals. We have to be careful of what they can do and know that they are in great form and can score at any moment.
“We have to be ready and be prepared for this game.”
With Arsenal three points clear and at home to Newcastle on Saturday, the Ivorian also says it is crucial that City don’t allow the gap to grow over the next few weeks.
He said: “It’s important to stay within touching distance of Arsenal. I think we will stay on their shoulder but it is more important for us to train really hard and be ready for every game. I think we are doing well overall.
“We focus on every game and we know that any team can beat any other team but we believe in our group and we’ll do our best to get the maximum points we can.”
“The Premier League is very difficult this year. No game is the same. It is very different. Every team is difficult to play so we need to do our best to win each game.
“We know it isn’t going to be easy but we must be happy to take points where we can. Every year the league is getting tougher. It’s going to be very tough for whichever team wins the league this year. We hope that we can do better this year and we will fight for that.
“For now, we will only focus on Watford and then on the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup. We have different players with different qualities.
“As for my own form, scoring goals is most important for getting the confidence back. I know what I can do. Your first enemy is yourself so I just think about doing better and trying very hard to do my best in every game and if I have the opportunity, that’s what I’ll be doing against Watford.”