Vladimir Ivic, Watford head coach, is determined that his team is capable of more, notwithstanding the thumping 4-1 win over Preston.
’s impressive performance has brought an easier victory for
. Ivic believes his side can do better to go north on the table. They hold the third title in
He said: “
It was one of the best performances of the season, today I believe we had a good game. This was not our best performance
This is our target, to play better and be able to play every game like this, to improve some details during the game.
“When we have games every three to four days, we need to take care of a lot of things, not just the games.
“When you have a lot of injured players you need to be smart in how to use them.
“I could speak about Troy Deeney and his quality, and how he’s important for the team, I don’t think it’s a doubt.
“He did his job today, it’s the first game he’s started and I expect he’ll be available in the next games to help us
Watford scored his first goal by Domingos Quina dancing through the defense nine minutes into the game. Shortly after, the score was doubled, when Deeney netted for the first time in the campaign. Two minutes later, Preston decided to get back into the game through Tom Barkhuizen. However, the Hornets’ victory was reassured when Joao Pedro scored the next goal.
manager Alex Neil blamed the poor defending for their loss.
It was always going to be a difficult game for us, if you look at Watford’s squad coming down from the Premier League, they’re full of quality players,
” Neil said
“If you look at what we’ve got missing at the moment, we don’t have a fit full back four or even cover for one.
“To be honest I thought it was a good competitive match for sixty minutes and then we just don’t defend some basic stuff in the box well enough.
“When you give Watford goals quite cheaply, you find it doubly difficult to get into the game.
“As soon as the fourth goal goes in, the game is over at that point