“We have to defend better, the whole team, because we are conceding too many goals,” the Head Coach explained. “As an Italian manager I don’t like it too much.
“We have to understand why we concede the goal and try our best to not concede them. I think we are ready to achieve a clean sheet and I think from here to Christmas Day, we will get a clean sheet.
The forwards at Vicarage Road have been in inspired form under the Italian, with Cucho Hernández scoring in last weekend’s defeat to Manchester City. Even with Ismaïla Sarr out due to injury, Ranieri knows he can count on the attackers at his disposal.
“I have very good strikers, they are very dangerous but they also help the team to stay together, and I appreciate that a lot,” said Ranieri.
“I love him [Hernández] because always during the training session he gives 100 per cent. He is a fighter and I love these kinds of people.”
Brentford are expected to be without talisman Ivan Toney and creative winger Sergi Canós for the meeting with the Hornets, but the Watford Head Coach doesn’t believe that makes the game any easier for his side.