Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores declared himself happy following his side’s goalless draw against Southampton on Sunday, despite the fact that the Premier League newcomers are still looking for their first win of the season.
The Hornets were forced to settle for their third straight draw, while it was also their second consecutive stalemate at Vicarage Road.
However, Watford boss Flores was upbeat after the match, particularly as the Saints had to change their style of play to keep his side at bay.
“It was really difficult to play against Southampton as they changed the plan, shape and system. They think about consolidating the space a little bit,” Flores told Sly Sports.
“OK, that is not bad for us if other teams are thinking ‘we can match them’, so it was difficult to find space.
“We had to think again how is it possible to attack better for us. It was difficult to create spaces, to create at times clear chances.
“But finally, we have a couple of attempts, the most important of them during the match, and we tried to win. We draw, the team is unbeaten, we are confident and we are going to grow in the future.”