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​Silva bemoans 'soft' Watford performance against Man City

Watford boss Marco Silva was disappointed with Watford's 3-1 defeat at Manchester City on Tuesday night.

Silva believes his side had a chance to get a point away from home, if they did not concede soft goals to the runaway Premier League leaders.

City claimed the win at the Etihad, thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero.

"We did everything in a different way to how we prepared. We were too soft in the first 20 minutes," said the Watford manager.

"Too much respect and some nerves. I told them to compete here, the first thing we need to do is not be scared or nervous.

"We had chances. The last 20 minutes we were better. We need to compete for the whole 90 minutes.

"Congratulations to Manchester City, what they are doing is amazing. Pep Guardiola is showing he can do his philosophy in the Premier League."

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