Ben Foster remaining evening claimed Watford have handiest were given themselves accountable after their season hit a “crazy, crazy low.”
Foster made a string of sensible saves to prevent a fair heavier defeat however the scoreline plunges them into even deeper hassle as they suffered every other humiliation to Manchester City.
Watford keeper Foster stated: “I don’t think we helped ourselves, I don’t think we did enough to do anything but what the result suggested to be honest.
“The self assurance is so loopy, loopy low, I do not know why it must be, however you get right into a state of looking to minimise as a lot injury as you’ll be able to and it is a unhealthy strategy to do issues, however they are Man City. They’re very, superb.
“You can’t ever blame it on anything but your own performances. We have to look at ourselves. We’ve got a massive game on Sunday and that’s all we’ve got to look at now.”
Watford now face a make-or-break game at Arsenal on Sunday with Foster admitting that it became a case of damage limitation against City who have put 18 goals past them in their last three meetings.
“We didn’t want it to be but it definitely turned out like that,” said Foster. “That’s the way it looked from where I was standing and that for me is not right.
“I don’t suppose you must pass into any recreation making an attempt type of injury limitation, that’s simply ridiculous.
“You’ve were given to present it a pass and we didn’t do this. I feel we seemed scared, and simply into injury limitation and it shouldn’t be that approach.”
City boss Pep Guardiola noticed Raheem Sterling ranking two times to take the England ahead’s tally for the season to 19 within the Premier League, 29 general, which is his absolute best ever go back in a season.
But Guardiola stated: “I don’t have any complaints. I love it when players can achieve their desires. But Raheem has to know that we are far away from Liverpool.
“It’s the first time we are able to win four Premier League games in a row. Last season we made 14 [in a row]. That means how low was our consistency. Because we are the same guys. It happened because something was wrong.
“The reason we are 15 points behind Liverpool is all of us. It’s down to all of us, all 11 players and Raheem knows that.”