Having had his first taste of Premier League football, Domingos Quina is hungry for more.

Quina came on as a second half substitute during Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City after Will Hughes had to make way with injury 52 minutes on the clock.

The 19-year-old looked far from out of place under the lights at Vicarage Road, using the ball smartly and competing well against a City side boasting a plethora of talent.

With his first top flight outing now under his belt, Quina has set his sights on making a lasting impact on the senior Watford side.

“I’m really glad to finally make my debut and happy to make it against one of the best clubs in the world. I’m just grateful,” Quina told the club website.

“I enjoyed it very much because I know that they are one of the best and to get better you need to compete against the best.

"I have just got to keep working to get more chances."

Quina's first involvement saw the youngster make a break down the right flank and put a low cross in which eluded the arriving Troy Deeney in the box.

It was typical of a display in which Quina showed the confidence which has informed the early part of his Watford career.

He has already graced the Carabao Cup with a stunning long-range strike and Watford boss Javi Gracia has talked up the teenager's ability.

The summer signing, who completed a switch from West Ham in search of regular first team football on deadline day, says he looked to play his natural game.

"I just went out there and tried to be myself and tried to enjoy it," Quina said.

"I thought as a team we did quite well and we were just unlucky not to get the result we wanted.

"Once you have a taste of it, you want more. I am just going to keep working hard to get more chances so I can get days like this."

Watford came close to forcing a late leveller after Abdoulaye Doucoure had found the net to make it 2-1 five minutes before full-time.

They applied plenty of pressure but ultimately couldn't break through the City defence as the visitors made it seven straight wins.

For Quina, the narrow losing margin is evidence of Watford's quality even though they failed to earn a share of the spoils.

"I think we realised that even if you are going to lose, we may as well just give it your all," he said.

"We gave 100 per cent and even though we lost, we know that they are the best.

"I think we wanted to get at least a draw. That would have made things a little better, but I think it is good for the team that one of the best teams only beat us 2-1."