Christian Kabasele said the goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday felt like "two points dropped".

Watford and Sheffield Wednesday played out a scrappy goalless draw at Hillsborough.

The central defender admitted after the match that that draw felt like two points dropped after an improved second half, but thinks consecutive clean sheets show there is a strong base for this team to build on in the coming weeks.

Head coach Vladimir Ivic made one change to the team that beat Middlesbrough on the opening day of the season, with Glenn Murray replacing the unwell Kiko Femenia and Ken Sema dropping into the left-back position.

Speaking to Hive Live Extra, the defender said: "I think it’s two points dropped, because we play the game to win and even if we suffer in the first half, I think we had better chances to win the game

"Every time you have chances to win a game but don’t, you have to say it’s two points dropped."

The Hornets started slowly and could have gone behind to a Tom Lees chance, but had efforts of their own after the break with Stipe Perica and Kabasele himself both coming close.

Kabasele added: "When you see how we played in the second half, we can’t play like that in the first half, We want to be dominant with the ball and we suffer too much.

"In the second half we controlled the game, we created chances, so we need to believe in ourselves and that we are able to play football, and we need to do it for 90 minutes.

"I didn’t realise the Championship was so tough, it’s all about duels, all about fight, the referees let the play go on more than in the Premier League.

"We need to adapt fast, we don’t have time to think about the past, we are in the Championship now so we need to adapt our football and fight for every ball, every challenge."

Although the Hornets have work to do in attacking, two clean sheets from two means defensively it's a solid start and Kabasele welcomes the improvement from the last campaign.

He added: "It’s how to build a result, at first you don’t concede.

"It’s why we’re in the Championship today, because last season at some key moments we were not good enough defensively. When you don’t concede it’s minimum one point, and if you are good in the other box and score one or two goals then you get the three points.

"We did a good job, we need to keep up like this but we need to be more creative up front and be more confident when we have the ball."