Adlene Guedioura’s wonder goal capped what the player called a ‘perfect afternoon’ as Watford beat Arsenal 2-1 to book a place in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
The Algeria international scored the club’s second goal after Odion Ighalo’s opener and explained victory made his goal all the sweeter.
“We tried to manage the play and follow the manager’s plan and today we won, so it was the perfect afternoon on a lovely day at the Emirates,” he told Stan Collymore after the game.
“Yes, the strike was the cherry on the cake, but it was good to win and go to Wembley,” the 30-year-old added.
And Guedioura is looking forward to a potential reunion with Crystal Palace who he left for Watford in 2015 after Alan Pardew’s side saw off Reading in their quarter-final match.
“I have friends there and it’s always nice to play Palace but why not meet them in the final? It can be a rematch of the [2013 Championship] play-off final.”
Listen to the full interview above and hear him relive that excellent strike.