Well-deserved plaudits for Watford's bright start to the season should focus on the whole team and not just Richarlison, says defender Jose Holebas.

The Brazilian wonderkid has been a topic of conversation in every press conference Marco Silva has had to face this season, while his name is fast spreading around the Premier League on the back of two last-minute goals in as many weeks.

It is easy to lose track of the bigger picture with Richarlison, and the Hornets' other new arrivals, impressing so much to date - and contributing a great deal to the 12 points they have picked up in their first seven games.

"It’s not just about one player at Watford now, it’s the whole team," said Holebas. "It’s all about the team right now, that’s the strong thing about us now.

"We’ve made some changes, but I don’t want to speak about quality. I wouldn't say the players who left were bad - Nordin [Amrabat] is a strong player, he has a strong style of play, but [Andre] Carrillo is more attacking and skillfu. They are both characters.

"Everyone’s got their own style, but the coach puts a big role into it and he speaks a lot with the players, and he’s doing a great job."

The 33-year-old is as impressed as anyone with the way the Hornets have started the season, but is keeping his - and his team-mates' - feet firmly on the floor, while the excitement about what could happen at Vicarage Road increases elsewhere.

"Am I surprised?" he responded when asked. "I say it every time, we take it game-by-game, every week I’m not counting where we can go or what we can achieve.

"We’ve done our job so far, sometimes you’re lucky, sometimes you’re not. We’ve done it well, we’ve had a bit of luck too and that’s how we are where we are right now."