Watford fell to a second successive defeat at Vicarage Road at the hands of Cardiff City but Head Coach Slavisa Jokanovic reiterated at full time that improvement is very much in the Hornets’ hands.
Adam Le Fondre’s tap-in after 12 minutes separated the teams after Kenwyne Jones’ header hit the post. Watford pushed for an equaliser but missed a host of chances as they drew a blank. Jokanovic said: “Today many times we had control, but we couldn’t score. “It is now in our hands to change the situation. I’m disappointed for everyone connected with the club. “We’re not playing at our level, it is like a bad dream.” Watford returned to a 3-5-2 formation, as the likes of Almen Abdi and Gabriele Angella returned to the starting XI. Jokanovic though didn’t want to get tied up in the tactics used on the pitch. “It is not a question of systems,” he added. “If you are working well and have high energy all systems can be good.” The Cardiff defeat was the fourth on the bounce for the Hornets and Jokanovic was keen for everyone to stay united and for further work to take place at London Colney. “We must be strong. It is very complicated and a bad situation, only players and coaching staff can change this situation. Everything is in our hands.” The Serbian explained how he shared supporters’ frustrations with current results. “Supporters try to help us, as always, but we’re not at the level people expect of us. “I understand fans aren’t happy, it is in our hands we must do everything to change this moment.”