Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann has said he was not too disappointed at not being sent out on loan in January, even though it means he will now almost certainly miss the Euros this summer.

The Austrian goalkeeper insists that he wants to put club before country, despite previously stated that playing in the international tournament was one of his targets for this year and is now simply focused on doing whatever he can to help his team avoid relegation this season.

"It's one of these things, it wasn't really down to me. Obviously as a footballer you want to play games, but it is what it is, I'm happy to be here," he said about not being sent out on loan during the winter transfer window.

"We're supporting each other and that's all that matters at the moment, to get results for us, to get the best out of everyone and that's where we're at.

"I'm still only 25, I've got a couple of Euros and World Cups to go to hopefully. I'm not playing so that [going to the Euros] won't happen, but I'm not really too disappointed because obviously the main focus is always your club and it just would've been a nice little treat to go to the Euros, but I'm sure there'll be more to come in the next few years."

Bachmann reflected on his two first senior appearances for the Hornets, both of which came in FA Cup ties against Tranmere.

The goalkeeper knows things should really have been different, after taking a 3-0 lead in the first leg, but still felt it was a worthwhile experience of getting some first-team game time.

"It was always going to be tough - the first one we made tough for ourselves in the last 20 minutes, but the second one was always going to be a very very tough game," he said.

"We were unfortunate to come out on the losing end, but I enjoyed playing games again. Obviously it was the first couple of games I played after six, seven or eight months, or whatever it was, but it was nice to get back into a bit of a game rhythm."

With Watford currently in a tricky position, sitting 19th in the table with 11 games remaining, Bachmann thinks four or five wins will be enough to keep the team in the Premier League this season and has backed his team-mates to achieve that goal.

"I think we're all confident that we'll stay in the Premier League," he said.

"Obviously we've got a really tough fixture coming up this weekend, but we've got 11 games left and we need to win four or five of them at least. We're all confident, the mood is good in the dressing room, there's no sulking going on, we're all in a good place and ready to finish the season strong."