FLORES: “We Have Learnt A Lot”

QUIQUE SANCHEZ FLORES admitted there are plenty of lessons to learn for the Hornets after this evening’s Capital One Cup defeat at the hands of Preston North End.

The Hornets’ Head Coach also rued the timing of Miguel Britos’ second-half sending off, coming as it did, just as Watford looked like threatening to force an equalising goal.

“We’re disappointed with the result,” remarked Flores, speaking exclusively to watfordfc.com after full-time.

“In the second-half we had reached a point where we were close to the goal and we had two or three very clear attempts in different situations, but in this moment we received the sending off of Britos and after that it was very difficult to play 10 against 11.

“We tried to work hard, and we have learnt a lot. We tried to use this match to check players because it is very important to know how they are involved, so for us it is good information we have from the game.

“Some players haven’t played an official match in a long time, only in pre-season, so it is important to know this kind of information because it is different to the information we receive every single day in the training ground.”

There were wholesale changes to Watford’s starting XI tonight at Deepdale, and despite the result, Flores believes the experience will serve his players well as they look to take on board the new Head Coach’s ideas.

“The information we take after this match is good because we can correct the players,” he said.

“When the players are playing every weekend it’s different because they feel involved in the team, they know the mechanism of the system and the shape.

“But sometimes when you are watching the match as a player outside the pitch it is a little bit different, it is a bit complicated sometimes to work well on the pitch.

“We will correct all the mistakes, and when you lose sometimes it is very easy to learn.”

First Team 23/08/2015

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