Sissoko: ‘We Are Working Hard To Improve’

By: Watford FC Staff

Moussa Sissoko wants Watford to learn from mistakes made against Southampton and use them ahead of a tough-looking run of fixtures in the Premier League.

The experienced midfielder captained the Hornets in the 1-0 loss to the Saints on Saturday, and said post-match that they will be working hard in training to bounce back from defeat.

The 5-2 win over Everton a week prior showed the quality in the squad, but Sissoko was disappointed that they couldn’t replicate that performance back at Vicarage Road.

“It’s very painful after that good win at Everton, we don’t get to keep that momentum at home,” said the Frenchman.

“We didn’t do enough, especially in the first half. They were more dominant than us, winning second balls. The second half was better but when you are 1-0 down it is tough, especially against a good side like Southampton.

“We will not give up, there are still a lot of games to play, so now we need to learn and see what we didn’t do well.

“In football if you don’t concede you have more of a chance to win games. Unfortunately for us we haven’t done that yet, but we’re going to work every day to improve on that and hopefully we will get better results.”

The squad are learning from Claudio Ranieri every day, and adjusting to life under a new Head Coach. Sissoko can see an improvement in the team and wants that to translate to results on the pitch.

The next five fixtures see Watford take on four of last season’s Premier League top five. Sissoko calls on his teammates to be united and ready to fight against tricky opposition.

He said: “When you have a new manager it’s not easy to come and do what you want to do with your players, so it takes time to build a team and set up tactics.

“We are working on that and each week we are improving so we’re going to work and I’m sure we are going to do well and win some matches.

“It’s going to be hard like every week, of course we are going to play some big sides but that’s why you play football. I think as a kid you dream to play these kinds of games. But when you are on the pitch it’s not about dreaming, it’s about playing the game without fear and giving your best, even if you are playing against some of the best teams in Europe.

“We’re going to fight, give our best and try to win the games, after we will see the result. The main thing is to stick together, fight and give everything.”

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