Kiko Femenia believes Watford need to maintain their high performance levels if they wish to remain in the top half of the Premier League.

The Hornets have got off to a flying start under head coach Javi Gracia and currently sit in seventh place in the table having recorded their highest number of points after ten games of a top flight season.

Watford made it back-to-back wins on Saturday by claiming a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at Vicarage Road thanks to an eye-catching attacking performance which saw the Hornets score three goals of the highest quality.

The Golden Boys’ recent victories are even more impressive considering that they have been without the likes of Troy Deeney and Nathaniel Chalobah for both games, while Christian Kabasele as well as Jose Holebas missed the win over Wolverhampton Wanderers through suspension.

Femenia has been handed his chance at right-back following injuries to Daryl Janmaat as well as Marc Navarro and has been part of a back four which has kept back-to-back clean sheets in recent weeks.

The Spaniard says the Hornets have been working hard on the defensive side of their game in training and believes the side need to maintain their high performance levels if they wish to continue their promising start to the season.

“It is true that we are working hard on the defensive way,” Femenia told Watford’s website.

“Everyone is responsible to defend the goal and the goalkeeper, so we just need to keep going and work hard.

“The season is very long and we are doing well, but we need to keep down to earth, we need to keep playing [this way in] games and the target is going to be achievable.”

Femenia also played an influential role at the other end of the pitch during Saturday’s game, as he crossed for Isaac Success to finish off a fine training ground move from a free-kick.

Watford have enjoyed a huge amount of success from set-pieces so far and the right-back was delighted that the team’s hard work on the training pitch paid off against Huddersfield.

He said: “It is true that we tried it over the week in training. We were lucky enough this week that it went into the net.

“I am very happy for everyone, for the team for the three points, for everything.

“Huddersfield started the game very well. The first ten minutes was very hard for us. But the first goal gave us the opportunity to play better and we increased our levels during the game.”