“We are all disappointed, not by losing, but more by the result,” said the club captain.
“If we are honest with ourselves, coming to Manchester City you know it’s going to be difficult, but maybe if you have a lucky day you can get something. We came with a lot of ambition, to try to defend well, and maybe on the counter-attack to have a reaction, but as soon as we started the game we conceded a goal.
“We reacted well to score at 2-1, then we went into half-time 3-1 down. We felt we were still in the game at half-time, but from kick-off we conceded the fourth and it’s over, we know Manchester City’s quality.”
Immediately the focus turns to this Saturday’s meeting with the Clarets (April 30, 3pm KO), with three crucial points up for grabs in the fight against relegation.
With Watford currently sitting 19th in the table, nine points from safety, Sissoko doesn’t underestimate the gravity of the situation, and sees the next match as the most important in the season.