Federico Fernandez hoping Swansea City will hit top gear at Watford
8th September 2015
After watching Lewis Hamilton win the Italian Grand Prix last weekend, Federico Fernandez now hopes to see the Swans hit top gear against Watford this Saturday.
The Argentinian centre-back was at the Monza track on Sunday to see Hamilton win his seventh race of the season.
A big fan of F1, Fernandez quickly turns his attention to the Swans' Barclays Premier League trip to newly-promoted Watford on Saturday.
Prior to the international break, the unbeaten Swans were quick out of the blocks with eight points from four games following victories over Newcastle and Manchester United and draws at Chelsea and Sunderland.
Now they head to Vicarage Road with Garry Monk's side looking to stay on course with another positive performance and result.
"I like Formula One a lot - I'm a big fan of the sport," explained Fernandez. "I've been to Monza before, and I enjoy the race.
"I even got to meet Fernando Alonso, who I like to watch, so it was a great weekend.
"But now all the focus is on Watford. They have started well and they have only been beaten once by Manchester City, who have been excellent so far.
"It has been a good start for us too, but now we face another difficult game.
"Our performances and results so far have given us confidence but we need to continue working hard to get the outcome we want on Saturday."
Fernandez also kept an eye on his Swans team-mates who were in international action over the past week.
And he was hugely impressed by their accomplishments as some helped their countries qualify for Euro 2016.
"I looked out to see how the boys got on for their countries, and it was great to see Gylfi score (against Holland) and then help Iceland qualify for the tournament," added Fernandez.
"Jonjo also got to start for the first time for England, which is great for him because he's done very well for us so far this season.
"And I also saw parts of the Wales games - they are so close to qualifying. Ash and Tayls played very well over the two games and we are glad to see them coming back without any injuries.
"Hopefully next month Wales will qualify for the tournament. I'd love to see them at Euro 2016.
"But now we are all focussing on doing well for Swansea and preparing mentally, tactically and physically for Watford."
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