Watford need to remove their bad memories of games against Manchester City in order to move on, claims Quique Sanchez Flores.

The Hornets have found themselves on the receiving end of some heavy defeats to the Citizens in recent seaons, with Saturday's 8-0 demolition the third time in the last two years in which City have scored six or more.

The head coach claims that those previous losses have contributed to a feeling of fear when facing the Premier League champions and that they cannot dwell on the result too much.

"Against Manchester City, they have very bad memories about every time we are playing against them," said Sanchez Flores.

"Even in press conference two days ago, someone told me our record and remind me how are the scores against City last year. It's like a prophecy or something. It's like this. It's like we're scared to play against Manchester City.

"It's just one game against Manchester City right now, so we have the second leg so we go to that part and try to forget Manchester City.

"We can think a lot about what happened in the match, but we lost many ways. We don't lose in one way. We conceded goals in many ways, so it's our work, as a coach to prepare the next match much better, but of course to try and think clean and don't think too much about what happened."