Watford Head coach Quique Flores says Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo and his team-mates failed to make their possession count in Saturday’s defeat to Leicester City.
The Hornet’s winning streak came to an end at the King Power Stadium on Saturday as goals from N’Golo Kanté and Jamie Vardy gave Leicester a 2-1 victory with Troy Deeney scoring the visitor’s only consolation on the night.
Reacting to his side’s defeat on Saturday, a disappointed Flores whose side in my opinion were unlucky to have at least returned home with a point with Ighalo hitting the post earlier on rued the Hornets’ inability to translate their possession to goals.
“We had big possession – Leicester is happy not to have the ball and it is dangerous,” he explained.
“But we didn’t use the ball in the right way all the time. Anything was possible in this match. It was very close and we could have got something today.
“We made some changes,” he added. “I was pleased with this because we became closer to the [Leicester] box and we tried to get back into the match.
“Leicester defended very well; they compressed the game and defended like a block.
“They are always difficult to stop with the counter-attack. But okay, we stopped them having so many chances and we were very competitive in this match.
“The result we must put into context of the whole season. We are sad about the result today but now is a chance to check on the whole season and we are confident with how things are going.” Flores told the Watford website.
Ighalo who is second on the scorers log is currently tied at seven goals with Algerian star Mahrez, five goals behind Vardy who has now scored in nine successive Premier League game, equaling Alan Shearers record.