Watford defender Sebastian Prodl gave a glowing review of new head coach Walter Mazzarri after the Hornets kept up their top 10 Premier League charge this weekend.

Prodl was speaking after yesterday's 0-0 stalemate at Swansea, where the Hornets were far from at their best, but ground out a result in south Wales where in previous years they may have lost - just as they did back in January.

The result was the second blank drawn this season by Watford, but they have still scored 13 goals from their nine games; as many as Manchester United, Spurs and Everton.

The contrast in the Hornets' early form to the way they ended last season, under Quique Sanchez Flores, is vast - but, with boss Mazzarri conducting all media interviews through a translator, there has remained a sense of mystique about him and his methods, from the outside at least.

The Italian has done plenty of talking on the pitch, however, and any worries about communication when he first arrived at Vicarage Road have long since been forgotten with the club's start to the season.

Sebastian Prodl, speaking to the written press for the first time this season at the Liberty Stadium yesterday, made perfectly clear his thoughts of where Mazzarri, with an impressive CV including some of Italy's biggest clubs, wants to take the Hornets.

"I think his idea of football is great," said the Austrian international. "What he wants us to do is something that could go on to another level with this team.

"If we can keep on going like this and can get a good result against Hull, which we are looking for now, it would have been a great start.

"But it isn’t so far - we have had some games where we have got some confidence, but we are still learning the ideas of the coach.

"By another level I mean the kind of football that we are supposed to play, in terms of the table you never know in the Premier League. His idea of football we all agree is a good one.

"The way he wants us to play is not exactly how we are playing at the moment, but we are getting better and we want to achieve great stuff, without limits, and to put us on another level."

On the pitch on Saturday, Watford found themselves up against a Swansea side clearly buoyed by the arrival of new coach Bob Bradley, and rode the hosts' storm to claim a valuable point.

It was far from a vintage performance from the Hornets, and Prodl felt the Hornets' lack of goal threat before the break nearly cost them as the match went on.

He said: "We should have improved our game in the first half to have maybe scored and get them in deep trouble.

"The first half an hour, Swansea tried but we kept them well away from our goal. In the first half I was never scared that we were going to concede a goal, but in the second half that changed because they tried everything to score.

"But we had a good goalkeeper, we had a good defensive work from the whole team so I didn’t lose confidence that we would take a point from the game.

"I think if we take a look at the last two games, two clean sheets four points, it is good for us to get confidence.

"Clean sheets are always good for the team, so today we will take the draw but we have to have a look on the pitch and we could have achieved more."