Watford will treat today’s clash with Tottenham at Stadium MK as the Carabao Cup final, says striker Isaac Success.
The third-round match will be played at the home of League Two side MK Dons because the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is still under construction and
the club’s temporary home, Wembley, is unavailable due to Anthony Joshua’s fight with Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night.
Watford have reached the last four of the Carabao Cup on two occasions, most recently in the 2004/05 season, and current striker Success says he
sees the competition as of equal importance to the Premier League and FA Cup.
“For me, the final is tomorrow,” he told footballlive.ng. “If you don’t win, you don’t have more chances.
“This is the best mentality. We will see for the future, but this next game we will play as a final.
“For me, all the games are important. The Carabao Cup is a good competition.
“I don’t give more importance if we are playing in the Premier League, Carabao Cup or FA Cup. It’s the same for the other players as well.” he
Despite his respect for the competition, Gracia hinted he may make changes for the knockout tie, as he did in Watford’s second-round 2-0 win over
The Hornets made 11 changes in that game from the side that had beaten Crystal Palace the Sunday before, with Domingos Quina and himself getting on
the scoresheet, something he is looking to repeat against Spurs tomorrow if handed a start by the manager.
Watford have made a blistering start in the Premier League – registering four wins, one draw and one defeat from six games – including a 2-1
victory over Spurs which sees them sit fourth in the table.
Success, though, is expecting a “very different” game against Mauricio Pochettino’s side on Wednesday night.