Daniel Bachmann has said that he feels “comfortable” at Watford despite some “difficult months” this season.

The Austrian international has not played for the Hornets since Claudio Ranieri departed in January, with Roy Hodgson opting to use the experience of Ben Foster in his ultimately fruitless pursuit of Premier League survival.

With Foster departing at the end of the season, the number one position is up for grabs and will likely be fought over between Bachmann and incoming goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, who will arrive this summer after signing from Sparta Rotterdam last year.

Bachmann said he was not surprised to have been dropped by Hodgson and explained that he would likely be with the club next season.

“Nothing shocks me,” he told Austrian publication Krone.

“That (he would be dropped) was clear to me when Roy Hodgson became our coach. He’s known Ben for years.

“There were difficult months, a lot went wrong in the whole team, but I have a contract until 2024, Watford want to keep me and I feel comfortable here.”

Bachmann is not only fighting for a place in the Watford team, but the Austria one too.

He said playing for his national team is “an honour” he wants to keep experiencing, after playing at last year’s Euros.

“I’ve got a taste for it. It’s an honour,” he continued. “I want to play in many big tournaments for Austria. If not, I’ll have to think of something. The important thing is that I deliver my performance. I never buried my head in the sand, I trained strongly.”