Ben Foster has said Watford will not take their foot off the gas, despite last weekend's defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers dampening their hopes of finishing in seventh position.

The Hornets' goalkeeper told the club website it felt like they had missed out on a big opportunity with the defeat, but that the season still feels like a success.

“It is obviously hugely disappointing to lose the game in the way that we did,” he said. “It was a big opportunity to steal a march on everyone and try and claim that seventh position.

“But we have a couple of games left [in the league]. They are difficult fixtures but we will give it all we have got.

“There is still lots to play for. Nobody will be taking their foot off the gas. We have a Cup final in three weeks’ time and whatever happens between now and then, it has still been a successful season.”

The second goal came about through some poor defending and a mistake from Foster that allowed Diogo Jota to score at the back post.

Foster admitted that it felt like a bit of a "sucker punch” that “took the wind out of the lads."

He said: “The first period was a bit nip and tuck but the response from us in the second half was brilliant.

“We scored the equaliser early and there was only one team probing and looking likely to score. To then concede the way we did was a big sucker punch and really took the wind out the lads.

“There wasn’t much at all between the two teams. We lacked a little bit of quality in front of goal and our only shot on target was actually our equaliser.

“But we have two games left and we will give it everything we have.”