Following late heartache against Brentford, with the Bees netting twice in the final ten minutes to win 2-1 against the Hornets, Head Coach Claudio Ranieri feels it is a “battle lost”, but understands the need to shift focus to the next game against Burnley.
Ranieri wasn’t pleased with how the game ended, as Bryan Mbeumo’s 95th-minute penalty sealed defeat for the Golden Boys, and the Italian says he will look for immediate improvement in midweek.
“We knew it was a difficult match, we started well, we scored a goal, but we were too nervous,” said Ranieri. “It wasn’t the same Watford, when we wanted to keep possession and move quickly.
“It’s important to not make mistakes. We conceded two stupid goals. The last goal is three mistakes.
“That’s football, that’s the Premier League, but now we need to focus on the next match. We lost the first battle, but there are so many more in front of us.”