Javi Gracia said there is room for improvement following Watford's 2-1 defeat to Ajax on Thursday evening.

The Hornets were leading at half-time against the Dutch champions, but conceded twice after the break to end up on the wrong side of the scoreline. 

Speaking to the club website after the game, Gracia said he was not worried by the result and that he felt his team had enough time to prepare for the upcoming Premier League season.

“We have conceded two goals in situations where we have to do better," said the Spaniard.

"We have to defend better, we need to improve our attacking and lots of other different phases, like set-pieces, but it’s normal.

"We are in pre-season and we have time enough time to improve and I’m sure with a good attitude, we are able to do it.”

Gracia was also pleased with the way his team played during the game and was happy to see his side finish the match injury free.

“Always the results matter but it’s not the most important thing in this moment," he said.

“It is important we played well, and it was unlucky we conceded the goal in the last minute, but I’m quite happy with the performance.

"We played with two different elevens and they did well after some hard work in the last three days. We need to improve many things, but I am happy with this performance.

“To play games like today, with a good team, after working without much rest and without getting any injuries is the best news for me."