Date: 18th December 2016 at 11:34pm
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Head coach Walter Mazzarri was not a happy gaffer at the full time whistle in the weekend’s defeat to Sunderland.

Making the trip to the Stadium of Light for this weekend’s Premier League action, Watford came out of the match with a one nil defeat and whilst the statistics from the game were pretty level – Watford had one more shot overall but each side registered four attempts on goal – the fact we dominated possession and had a host of corners across the game meant Mazzarri couldn’t not blame poor finishing for not at least securing a point on the day.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference following the loss, the Italian gaffer fumed that we only had ourselves to blame for not coming out of the match with something to show for our efforts as we fell to back to back losses.

‘I’m very angry, because we made mistakes by ourselves. It was us that gave Sunderland these points, we gave them their goal.’

He went on to add.

‘We had a lot of chances before half-time which we didn’t take. This is something we have to work on. If you look at the Everton game, we took them and we won. Today the chances were easier but we didn’t score. I’m happy with the way we played but if you don’t take chances you don’t go anywhere.’

Sky Sports have him building on that by also saying.

‘I’m very angry because we made the mistakes ourselves. It was us that gave Sunderland these three points. I’m angry because we didn’t manage to take our chances, the many chances that we had. And then of course at the end we ended up paying for those missed chances, and this is something we must work on.’

With it being a fourth defeat in five, clearly there’s a slip in form and Mazzarri is determined to address it but he did say he wasn’t overly worrying because performances were kay, we just needed to be sharper and more clinical in the final third.

‘No I’m not worried, but in football you need to score and you have to take your chances. But I’m not worried and we have to continue playing.’

Pressed on what changes need to be made to make that happen, he added briefly.

‘I don’t want to say it now. I will speak with the players.’

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