Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure says the club believe they can win the FA Cup this afternoon.
Javi Gracia’s side face Manchester City in the final at Wembley on Saturday evening, looking to lift the trophy for the first time in their history.
Watford will be major underdogs for the clash, with Pep Guardiola’s City looking to become the first side in English football history to win the domestic treble after already securing the Premier League and League Cup titles.
Despite City starting as favourites, midfielder Doucoure says Watford are confident they can pull off an upset.
“We are believers and now is the time to believe,” Doucoure told an interview with The Telegraph.
“A lot of my friends admitted to me that, ‘yeah, we switched off the TV when you were two down’.
“They didn’t think we were coming back but I believed. And now we face Manchester City who have some of the best players in the world, who are one of the best teams in the world and who want to make history. But we want to make our history.”
Saturday’s fixture will be just Watford’s second appearance in the cup final, having finished as runners-up in 1984 and Doucoure admits it will be ‘magical’ if the Hornets can lift the trophy for the first time.
“It will be magical if we win,” Doucoure added.
“It would be my first trophy, the first trophy for a lot of our players and for the club and, let’s be honest, I think a lot of people want us to win because we are the underdog and it is boring to see the same teams win all the time! So it will be a big battle, we are going to give everything, not give up, to stop them and to win.”