Gerrard Deulofeu believes Watford have enough quality to survive the Premier League drop and insists he has the experience to prosper at Vicarage Road.

The Spain international arrived in Hertfordshire on Monday with the Hornets firmly entrenched in a survival bid after a run of one win in 11 top flight games.

He made his debut against Stoke City only two days later and, despite only being at the club less than a week, the 23-year-old is convinced Watford will arrest their current form.

“Yes [Watford are good enough to stay up]. I know maybe it’s not the same type of player as Barcelona, but I have to adapt to my new team mates,” he said.

“I know we are in 11th position and that is too close. We have to work hard and win games. The last game against Stoke is a good point.

“We could have had three, but that is ok. We have to play in the Premier League and it is such a competitive, aggressive league. I don’t care that it is so close, it is not a problem.”

Having spent two previous loan spells at Everton, Deulofeu is used to the demands of Premier League football.

The winger impressed during his time with the Toffees and has also played Serie A football with AC Milan – a factor he says means he returns to England with greater experience.

“I’m 23 and I played in the Premier League, La Liga and in Italy. I have experience, but I know I have to adapt to Watford,” he said.

“I have had a good welcome and the confidence to play minutes, and now is the time to show my best level.

“If I want to be a top player I have to show Watford fans my best level.”