Watford head coach Walter Mazzarri hailed his team's character after fighting back for a 2-2 draw at home to Bournemouth.

The Hornets twice trailed at Vicarage Road but second-half goals from Troy Deeney and Isaac Success secured a hard-earned point.

Mazzarri said: “We were unlucky mainly in the first half. They are a team that can be dangerous against all of the sides in the Premier League. We were very unfortunate on their first goal [Callum Wilson].

"But I was happy with my team especially because they had the character of never giving up. This for me is always very important.

“There are also some players that don’t have 90 minutes in their legs for example [Juan Camilo] Zuniga but I’m happy on how we performed."

The Italian continued: “Taking into consideration that the rival we had in front of us today could have been very hard for us especially when they attack, on top of that we also had a lot of absentees, then I’m very happy with how my team performed and compliments go to my players."