Abdoulaye Doucoure wants to believe Watford can achieve a first top-half finish in the top flight for 30 years but admits it's "too early" for talk of the table.

The Frenchman has been inspired, alongside his team-mates, by new head coach Marco Silva's "fighting spirit" which the 24-year-old believes has helped them start the season with eight points from their first four games.

Doucoure thinks that, along with inceased competition for places has got the Hornets looking like a changed outfit from last season - although he admits the differences off-the-pitch are more subtle.

He said: "We're very happy with our start. It's impressive, but we have to keep going like this. The manager said before we have to fight for every ball, and that's what we have done.

"The mentality has changed a bit, but the players have changed a bit too. The manager is very honest and fair, and it's good for everyone to play at the moment.

"Marco is a very good guy. He has brought a good spirit to the team and has pushed us to play at the top.

"There's no big difference specifically, but he has put the fighting spirit into us, and brought in good competition.

"We have to stay in the Premier League first, but the top 10 is a possibility. We're taking it game by game though, and it's too early to really talk."