Javi Gracia felt Watford missed an opportunity tonight after Tottenham Hotspur came from behind to win 2-1 at Wembley.

The Hornets were on track to complete a home-and-away double against Spurs when Craig Cathcart headed the visitors into a first-half lead, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men made their pressure tell after the break with goals from Son Heung-min and Fernando Llorente.

The Watford head coach said: “My feeling is that today we’ve missed a very good chance to get points against a very good team like Tottenham is.

“It’s true they dominated the game with more possession, some moments with some chances, but after scoring first I think we’ve defended well, but in the last 10 minutes we’ve conceded two goals and it’s difficult to accept. But it’s a good sign for us that the team is very, very disappointed.”

Watford became increasingly defensive after the break, but Gracia was keen to point out his side did have opportunities to double their advantage.

“In the second half we’ve created some chances as well,” he said. “I know Tottenham dominated the game but we had chances with Troy (Deeney), Gerard (Deulofeu), Issac Success as well and in these games you need to take those chances.

“If you don’t do it you know in the last minutes they will put on more offensive players, they change their shape, they try to score goals and in that moment it’s difficult to attack and to be able to make different passes. It’s a shame because I think the team played a good game.”

Tomorrow may be transfer deadline day, but Gracia side-stepped talk of potential player movements, insisting his focus is on getting his players ready for Saturday’s trip to Brighton & Hove Albion.

He said: “I think tomorrow it will be the first day to prepare for the next game and we have only two days to prepare.

“We are playing a lot of games away in this period, from Newcastle we are going to play nine games away and only two at home, and in this moment I’m thinking recover the players we have and be ready for the next game.”