Watford head coach Vladimir Ivic said that his side's performance in their 3-2 win over Coventry City was neither amazing or brilliant, but that his players did deserve some credit.

After taking the lead through Andre Gray in the second-half, the Hornets conceded a quick fire double before William Troost-Ekong's first goal for the club and an Ismaila Sarr penalty turned the match back in their favour.

The Serbian felt that they had come up against tough opponents in the match, but felt his side showed they were worthy of the win because of the work they have put in during a busy period in the season.

"In our mind before this game it was just to win the game, to take three points and we did," Said Ivic. "Congratulations to my players for the performance. We cannot say that it was some amazing game or some brilliant game, but we beat one good team, one athletic team, they're very fast, they made a lot of fast play and they're a young team.

"In this row of seven games, it was it was very, very, very tough. It was a tough return. We will have this return in the next days again. But again, we will have time now, first to rest and to work, to prepare ourself better and to be ready for the next one."

Watford's winning goal came from the penalty spot, with Sarr converting from 12 yards despite club captain and regular penalty taker Troy Deeney being on the pitch at the time.

Ivic said it was his decision to have the Senegal winger take the spot kick, but that he made that call when he did not know if Deeney would be on hand.

"Before the game I gave my advice, who will be the guy who should take the penalties," said the head coach. "I said from the beginning it should be Sarr. We didn't know that Troy would come into the game, but what is good about the situation is that the players understand.

"The worst thing that could happen is that they start to fight about who should take the penalty. We are a team and I said from the beginning that we need to create a group of players who will work for the team.

"For me it's important that I have players who want to be here, and who want to fight for the team, not who will score. If Ben Foster can score, for me it's no problem."

A two week international break separates Watford from their next fixture away at Queens Park Rangers and Ivic wants his players to use the time to improve and work on some aspects of their game.

After conceding twice in three minutes, and having conceded goals after going ahead on a number of occasions this season already, the head coach said there may be some psychological problems to work on as well.

"No one is happy because of these two goals in the three minutes," he said. "We needed to be an experienced team and we need to know how to control our results. 

"We believe that it's some psychological problem what we have and we need to fix this problem. This is something what we need to work on and I will speak to my players and we will work on this to fix it."