Xisco Munoz claims he is not feeling the pressure just yet, despite Watford’s poor recent form.

The Hornets are winless in their last three games and drifting from the Championship’s automatic promotion spots.

Nevertheless the Spaniard was still in good spirits as he faced the press ahead of this weekend’s game against Bristol City and said he knew what was expected of him when he arrived and that, for him, nothing has changed since then.

Munoz went on to describe Watford’s goal of getting promoted back to the Premier League this season a “big dream” but it is one he is still confident they can achieve, as long as they work hard together for the rest of the campaign.

“For me, when I came, I knew what was Watford, I know what is the Championship, I know what we need,” he said. “For me, it’s okay. We know exactly what we want. Everyone at the club knows what is our dream. Everyone knows what is our objective and I know what are my results from eight games here.

“I won four, drawn two and we’ve lost two. We need to continue as Watford, we need to improve. We need to get better every day. We need more power, we need to play better, we need to give more chances. We need everything to get better. But this is our job.

“I’ve been here eight weeks, I will continue to work very hard. I know what is my responsibility. I know what is important for our dreams. And we are ready to continue improving.

Xisco Munoz is not feeling the pressure of being Watford head coach yet Picture: Action Images

Xisco Munoz is not feeling the pressure of being Watford head coach yet Picture: Action Images

“The most important is if we can stay together, it’s more easy because we have a big dream. It’s a big objective.”

In order to trigger that improvement, Munoz first needs to get his team working with greater creativity, with the head coach admitting he has a problem with his strikers in front of goal at the moment.

Recent matches have seen Andre Gray and Joao Pedro rotated game-by-game, while captain Troy Deeney has been playing much deeper than one would expect from a number nine.

Munoz said he trusts his forwards, but said he wanted to see Deeney playing much further up the pitch in future.

“I trust them both,” he said of Pedro and Gray. “It’s the moment to give maximum confidence to them.

“Right now, we have a little problem, but we will see when we score the first goal, it should open everything. And after we will have other things. Now is the moment for everyone to stick together in the same way. We have 18 games. It’s a difficult challenge.

“Gray needs to give more for the team. And this is the moment I think, right now. Not only for Gray, for everyone.

“I need [Deeney] inside the box. We need to give a little more order about this and we are working on this. Of course, Troy needs to be inside of the box, 100 per cent.”

Munoz also again hinted at a change of position for Will Hughes, who was deployed out on the left during his last two starts.

Asked if fans could soon see Hughes back in the centre of the pitch, where the head coach said he had “more potential” just last week, the Spaniard said he appreciated the flexibility offered by Hughes but that he would soon be given his chance.

“It’s important when you have flexible players,” said Munoz. “It’s more comfortable for the coach to know I can play him on one side or the other side.Will is an excellent player in the middle and I’m sure that he can give his best level soon in the next games.”