Gerard Deulofeu has called for Watford to improve their game management ahead of an important clash with Brighton and Hove Albion this weekend.

Having squandered leads in their last two Premier League games, the Hornets are all too aware of the consequences of not making the most of their opportunities to win, with them currently sitting in the relegation zone.

Wins against Aston Villa and Everton in those previous two matches would have put them ahead of Saturday's opponents in the league table and, in an interview for the club website, Deulofeu said they need to pick up some points following those disappointments.

“In the last seven or eight games with the new coach we are in a really good way,” he said.

“Now we have to keep going and sometimes we have to manage the game better when we are up in the scoreline. We have to improve this. But of course we can stay in the Premier League. There are a lot of games yet and as soon as you get points, you start to feel more confidence.

"Every game is going to be really important because we are in a dangerous position and we have to get points. We have some difficult games after the break so we have to take these three points because we lost the last two.”

The Spaniard was impressed to hear that 3,000 Watford fans would be visiting the Amex Stadium this weekend and he called on his team-mates to work together to give the fans a result.

“We have to do this altogether, fight as one, fight as a team and give the fans a great three points," he said. "I'm trying hard every game to help the team.”