Muñoz: “We Need To Improve This Situation”

By: Watford FC Staff

Watford Head Coach Xisco Muñoz was disappointed with his side’s performance against Leeds United, with Diego Llorente’s first half tap-in separating both teams at the final whistle at Elland Road.

The Spaniard explained that he had worked on a plan to combat the home side’s strengths, focusing on their urgency but found it difficult to break them down.

“I think before the game we knew the intensity of Leeds, but they had more than us,” Muñoz said.

“They won the duels, they were more aggressive than us and they wanted to win the game more than us. We continue to work very hard, but it’s important that everyone knows it’s important for every point in the Premier League. We have given away a few goals on set-pieces so we will work on that too.

“We know before the game, in our numbers, that Leeds is the number one with intensity and velocity.

“I’m disappointed with our first half because we knew our plan for the game. We can only say to keep working every day. All the points this season are important. You need a very good performance and consistent performance, or you won’t take the points.”

The Hornets struggled during the match to maintain a strong presence in the attacking phase of the pitch, with Muñoz aware of what needs to be worked on for future encounters in the search for consistency.

“The three or four guys playing in attack need to be more aggressive in these situations,” he answered.

“We need to give a more regular performance and we need more consistency. The last game we had the same problem in the first 45 minutes at home. We need to change this situation because we lose the points for this.

“I’m sad and disappointed about our first half because we didn’t continue the plan of the game and what we wanted to do. In the second half there was more order, but we need to improve this situation.”

Joshua King and Francisco Sierralta were both substituted with injuries and Muñoz provided an update on their current situations.

“Always we are sad when we have injured players,” he replied.

“We will see what happens. I don’t know how much time we will lose them for.”

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