Joshua King admitted it was a chastening afternoon at Manchester City but insists the Hornets won’t give up with five games to go in their quest for Premier League survival.
Hassane Kamara was on target as Watford were beaten 5-1 by the league leaders and they had further opportunities to score at the Etihad Stadium, with Emmanuel Dennis and João Pedro disappointed not to take a good chance apiece in either half.
“We played probably the best team in the league and when we got the goal we got a little bit of confidence from that, but the goal straight after half-time killed us really,” said King after full-time.
“When you play teams like City and Liverpool, especially away, you need to take those few chances you get because they’re going to create more than you, they’re going to have most of the ball during the game.
“We knew they were going to make corner runs and cross the ball and they did, and they scored five goals, so it wasn’t easy.”