Silva | “We Should Have Killed The Match”

Marco Silva spoke of his disappointment at Watford’s failure once again to kill off a match after yesterday’s disappointing 2-1 defeat to Swansea City.

The Hornets led for much of the game thanks to André Carrillo’s 11th-minute opener and had chances to extend their advantage, before two goals in the final five minutes handed the Swans all three points.

“When you don't score a second, especially from clear chances, it gives belief to your opponent,” said Silva, speaking to the press after full-time.

“We did enough to win this match. Our opponent shot early with [Jordan] Ayew, but then they didn't create one more chance until they scored their first goal.

“When you have the game under control you need to put the ball in the net. We had a couple of clear chances to score a second and we should have killed the match.

“When you don’t score in crucial moments it means something like this can happen.”

Asked about the Molla Wagué header that was ruled out for a foul early in the second-half, Silva refused to criticise the match officials.

“I didn't see a big foul there, this is normal contact for the Premier League, but today is not about the officials. It is about ourselves,” he said.

One plus from an otherwise frustrating outcome at The Vic was a first goal in Watford colours for Carrillo, and Silva was pleased for the Peruvian.

“It is good for him [to score]. He is at a very good level in his game,” said the Portugese.

“I talk a lot with him because I feel he can keep giving us even more.”

See more post-match reaction from Silva in the video above.

First Team 30/12/2017

Highlights: Watford 1-2 Swansea