Javi Gracia believes his experiences as Malaga coach can help him overcome Watford's current poor run of form.

The Hornets are sitting bottom of the Premier League having lost all three of their opening matches, conceding seven goals in the process.

Now, ahead of what could prove to be an important game against Newcastle, who sit just one place above them, Gracia said he has overcome similar circumstances before.

“In Malaga, for example, the first year we achieved ninth position," he said.

"And then in the second we started not well and went five games without scoring, I think. Five games without scoring one goal and after we improved, we finished in eighth position. 

“What we are now concerned about is that we want to win as soon as possible and we need it.

"It’s true the differences now are minimal but after more games, it will be tougher to reduce the distance and to improve your position or your amount of points.”

Despite his players missing some clear-cut chances against West Ham in their last league game, Gracia is not blaming just them for their current predicament and insists he needs to shoulder some of the responsibility.

"I think I'm the coach and I'm part of that" he said.

"I suffer the same as the players who are on the pitch. If they don't do it, it's like I don't do it.

"I try to do my job, I try to organise many things but no win. What's really difficult is to do it, and not only to explain how or to speak about it. What is difficult is to do it.

"I feel if we are not defending as well as we did in the past, it's because now we have to improve things and I have to improve things.

"The selection of the players, the shape, the training sessions and it's the solution I try to look for, not only put the responsibility on the players when they make a mistake because it's normal that they are making mistakes because they play."