Moussa Sissoko insists he has "given everything" for Watford this season, but admits it was not enough.

The Hornets were relegated from the Premier League after picking up just 23 points all season and will now prepare for a return to the Championship.

Speaking to the club website after a narrow 2-1 loss at Chelsea on the final day, this season's captain spoke of his disappointment after "a tough season for everyone".

“Everyone is disappointed because we’ve known for a few weeks that we are going down,” said Sissoko. “It’s been a tough season for everyone. The last few games we’ve wanted to show some pride and give the best for the fans, ourselves and our families, and I think we showed that.

“I’ve given everything for the club this season, it probably wasn’t enough because we didn’t stay up and it’s been a difficult season, but the most important thing is to keep the positive attitude we showed today.”

While there are doubts around Sissoko's future owing to a relegation clause in his contract, the midfielder said he hoped that whoever is at Watford next season can get them back to the top flight.

“Now let’s focus on next season, trying to get back to the Premier League. We need to be disciplined to do that,” he continued.

“There’s going to be a lot of change, the new Head Coach has signed, some players are going to leave and some are going to come. I really hope Watford do well next season and return to the Premier League.”