Everton boss Ronald Koeman believes his side were too weak and could not handle the direct style of Watford in this afternoon's defeat.

The Toffees produced a very poor performance as they failed to hold onto their 1-0 lead at Vicarage Road.

Watford fought back to claim a 3-2 victory which was their first win over Everton since 1987.

Under pressure Koeman said: "We know the Premier League is difficult and it's not always about football qualities. It's about physicality, second balls and in that aspect the team is too weak at the moment.

"We have many difficulties against teams like this who play direct and really aggressive. That's all the players we have. We have different players and they have different qualities.

"In that aspect we need to improve and do better because that is really what you need in the Premier League. That's a big concern because you can't change that in two weeks and you need time for that."

But Watford head coach Walter Mazzarri did not agree with Koeman's assessment of their style of football.

The Italian said: “Each person has their opinion and luckily we all have eyes in order to see.

"I think you have all seen who played better and who played good football. Each person has their opinion but I don’t agree with him."