Nathaniel Chalobah thinks Watford were unlucky to leave the Tottenham Hotspur stadium with just one point on Saturday, after a late Dele Alli goal cancelled out Abdoulaye Doucoure's early opener.

Nevertheless, the midfielder, who made his first league start since a trip to Chelsea at the end of last season, feels a point away at Spurs is a good result.

Speaking to the club website, he said: "To get a point against any of the top six is a positive thing. To come to Spurs away and get a point, you'd be chuffed with that, but we are disappointed inside as we could have got three.

“We showed great character, great resilience and it's hard to come here and try and play. Spurs are a very good team. They pressed us quite high and we showed we could get out of the press and create chances. We have to take the positives out of every situation right now.”

The England international felt the Hornets did not deserve to concede, especially in the way did, but was very pleased with the performance overall.

After a torrid start to the season defensively in which Watford conceded 20 goals in seven games, they kept their first clean sheet against Sheffield United before almost shutting out Spurs.

Chalobah thinks it is an example of how Watford are now starting to work together as a unit, especially against an attacking side like Tottenham.

“It's difficult because you have a lot of time without the ball,” he said.

“It's tough to show that quality because it's hard running and closing areas and closing the spaces so they don't hurt us. The big positive is that we are starting to show that strength as a unit.

“We were very unlucky to concede. The last game at home we did very well not to concede. It was a different story at the start of the season and this gaffer has embedded us and closed the gaps to stop teams from scoring first and maybe create something up their end.”