Vladimir Ivic said he would have been disappointed with Watford's performance in their 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers even if they had won the match.

The Hornets were unable to build on an early goal and missed out on a chance to climb to the top of the Championship, with the hosts snatching an equaliser late on.

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The head coach said his players had played without either energy or passion and that the performance was simply not what he expects from his team.

"It doesn't matter now if the game is a draw or a win," he said.

"We could kill the game in the in the first half, with a lot of chances, what we missed. It's not really how I want my team to play.

"Without energy, without passion from the beginning. We were lucky we scored in the second minute of the game. After that we created some chances, but again it's not the way how we want to play.

"We need to think a lot about this game to analyse this game, to see what was the problem. But the truth is that we had a problem." 

Ivic was particularly annoyed with the players he had worked with during the international break and felt that those who had returned from abroad in recent days were his best players.

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He also said that his team needs to change their attitude if they want to achieve promotion this season.

"The truth is that after the two weeks what we had to rest, to prepare ourselves to play the game, the three central defenders who moved to the national teams were maybe the best players," he said.  

"If we have a big target this year, we need to change our attitude."