Mazzarri lauds Hull victory as deserved

Watford coach Walter Mazzarri believes his team deserved their three points gained after a 1-0 win over Hull City at Vicarage Road over the weekend.

The Hornets bested the Tigers courtesy of a late Michael Dawson own goal, but the Italian feels the performance of his side more than merited the win.

"I am satisfied with the result, especially how we played in the first 30 minutes, which is exactly how I want my team to play. We started very quickly and we hit the bar and post, so we deserved to go ahead once or twice," the boss told Watford's official website.

"We worked very hard at the beginning and it's normal when you spend a lot of energy and don't score that the game gets harder. It's tough to go 90 minutes how we did in the first five minutes, but at the end there was no doubt who deserved the victory."

The former Inter Milan manager was delighted to welcome Daryl Janmaat back to the team, with the full-back coming on as a substitute in the 71st minute.

Watford have been hit by a few injuries, but have several players nearing full fitness.

"I am very, very happy to have him back. He is a player we missed a lot in the last couple of weeks," Mazzarri added. "I would've liked us to have had the likes of Okaka, Success and Cathcart back with us as well."