Defender Wes Hoedt agreed with the general consensus among fans and his own head coach that Watford didn’t do things quickly enough to turn their overwhelming possession into shots on goal.

The 0-0 draw with Huddersfield was a prime example of a team failing to make shots and ultimately points from dominance.

“I think we could have moved the ball quicker from in behind,” said Hoedt.

“In the second half we improved, but we still weren’t able to penetrate them in the way we needed to, and formulate anything meaningful in the final third.

“If we look at the game I don’t think we created enough, and that’s what we have to focus on addressing.

“That comes from the whole squad – right the way from the strikers, all the way to the defenders. Collectively we just didn’t do what we needed to get forward and punish them.

“We’re frustrated with the result, because we came here to win. Of course the fact we’ve earned a clean sheet - and now gone five unbeaten - is positive, but I think we all believe we should have won. That’s what we came here to do.”

Like his manager, Hoedt referenced the way the home side played as a factor.

“It was difficult because they were set up in a 5-4-1, and they put a lot of emphasis on set-pieces,” he said.

“We knew that, and I think we defended well and didn’t do anything silly, but we weren’t able to create enough to get the goal we needed.

“I think since the Sunderland game we’ve changed a lot of things, and done a lot of good things.

“It’s important we head into the next international break on a positive note, and give our fans something to smile about.”