Quique Sanchez Flores has blamed Watford's 'bad decisions' for their lack of chances at Everton, as they crashed out of the Carabao Cup.

The Hornets had just one shot on target during the fourth round tie, in which goals from Mason Holgate and former Watford player Richarlison divided the two teams.

After the game, Sanchez Flores claimed the game was "equal" but that his side were limited by their poor choices in the final third.

"Our limitations are coming from the bad decisions in the last third because we had opportunities to finalise play," said the head coach.

"It was very equal the match. It could've been 1-1, it could've been 1-0, it could've been whatever, of course we know the limits, we know this is our situation.

"We had many many counter-attacks, or quick attacks, they don't finalise nothing. In pass, in shoot, nothing, even from inside the box, so I don't know. I know we have quality to improve these kinds of decisions."

Sanchez Flores said he could understand his players' inability to create clear opportunities and said pressure was playing its part in their decision making.

After improving things defensively since returning, the head coach claimed he is finding it more difficult to make an impact in the final third.

"I can understand because it's a long time ago we didn't win, it's a long time ago we didn't score," he said.

"I understand how the players they are playing under pressure and I can understand perfectly.

"Probably it's easier to organise the defence than to organise this kind of decision because this kind of decision needs creativity, needs clarity in the mind and all this kind of things and they are a little bit nervous, or not relaxed enough and that's why sometimes it's like this. I think we can do more in the last third."