Quique Sanchez Flores was delighted with the way Watford reacted to going two goals down against Arsenal, as they hit back to snatch an important point.

The head coach took charge of his first game since returning to replace Javi Gracia and said what his side had achieved was not easy, but that it was an experience from which they can learn a lot.

"The second-half, I am really happy with the reaction," said Sanchez Flores.

"They showed me that they are strong, they can make a big effort. It's very difficult to do what they did against Arsenal. It's very difficult to push, to be in control of the match and create a lot of attempts. It's difficult, but the most important thing is we had a good experience now.

"We know that we are able to do it and hopefully we can repeat it in the future some time."

The Spaniard had seen his side trudge down the tunnel two goals down at the break, after starting the game the much stronger side.

He claims he simply reminded them what they had achieved during the game's opening exchanges in order to inspire them to find a way back.

"I reminded them about how we played in the first 15, 20 minutes," he said.

"I said we could do it again and we tried to take care about their counter-attacks because these kind of counter-attacks is where they were making goals.

"We tried to avoid these kinds of situations and we tried to play a different match because the first-half we lost 2-0 so we tried to go for a new match in the second-half.

"To concede the first goal was difficult for us. We were not ready to concede again and this kind of kicked in our brain and in our head. We were not ready, we were playing well, so I think we didn't deserve to concede the first goal.

"The players, it's normal, they were a little bit down and tried to recuperate a little bit their memory about what happened in some matches before. It's normal, it's football, human beings playing football."