Maurizio Pochettino – son of PSG boss Mauricio – makes Watford first-team debut at 20 as he looks to follow dad's career

MAURICIO POCHETTINO'S son Maurizio has made his senior debut after featuring in Watford's 2-0 defeat against Brentford.

The 20-year-old – who joined the Hornets on a permanent deal from Tottenham in January – has impressed since linking up with the academy.

He scored a sublime left-footed strike on his debut for the Under-23's in a 3-2 win against Ipswich.

And he then found the back of the net in the victories against Millwall and Swansea.

His stellar form earned him a place on the bench for the Championship clash against Wycombe in March, where he was an unused substitute.

But he was rewarded with a first-team debut on Saturday as he replaced Dan Gosling with five minutes remaining at the Brentford Community Stadium.

With the scoreline at 2-0 thanks to goals from Marcus Forss and Ivan Toney, Watford boss Xisco Munoz decided to give Pochettino a run out.

And within moments after coming on, he almost gifted the Bees a third goal in what was one of his only contributions in the match.

Pochettino was guilty of slack defending in his own half, with former Liverpool midfielder Sergio Canos beating him to the ball.

The ex-Barcelona youth star struck the bar with his effort as Brentford beat Watford for the first time since 1977.


Watford's defeat has no significance to the season as they will finish the 2020-21 campaign in second place as they secured an instant return to the Premier League.

They have just one game left to play before their season comes to an end, with the Hertfordshire outfit to welcome Swansea to Vicarage Road next week.

And Watford could bring Inter Milan star Ashley Young back to the club as the 35-year-old mulls over his future.

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