Date: 12th January 2016 at 4:41pm
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Cuco Martina has looked back to last weekend’s FA Cup loss to Crystal Palace and then refocused on the Watford test tomorrow evening.

Beginning with his thoughts on the FA Cup defeat at St Mary’s to former gaffer Alan Pardew’s newer side, Martina told saintsfc that in many ways, reflecting on the match, he felt that the visitors had luck with them given the chances we wasted during the match.

‘I think they were more lucky. We created a lot of chances and we don`t score. They created not so much chances and from the three chances they score two. But we created a lot and the second half we were 45 minutes in their half and we keep creating chances and we don`t score. We created so many chances, but we`ve only scored one.’

With only one win now in the last ten games across all competitions, Martina went on to say that he feels that the team are still doing the right things in matches and we have to keep believing and doing that and then eventually it will turn for us again.

‘No, I`m not worried because we didn`t play bad. We play first-half, the first 20 minutes we play good and second half we play very good – but in the end we were a little bit unlucky. We know we can play good and we need to stick to the game plan and if we stick to the game plan it will come good. We need to be sharper. We created a lot and we don`t score. There`s a little bit of frustration. We won against Arsenal 4-0 and the confidence was high. You see the next game, West Ham. It was great we score in the first half and then you see we are a great team. But then again unlucky.’

With Watford up next and two quick games in succession this week with West Bromwich Albion following at the weekend, he went on to say.

‘We have two games at home and we need to focus now on Watford. If we stick to our game plan, we can win – but we need to be sharper. The team spirit is great. In the dressing room it`s great. Everyone wants to fight for one another but, again, we need to be sharper.’

Adding that he was confident we would get back to winning ways soon enough.

‘If we fight for each other and we play with the heart, I think if we win this game everything will be ok. Saturday we have a game again and then you will go with a lot of confidence to the next game. I think it’s very important, and I think if we win the game against Watford the team it will start getting more confidence to win the two games at home.’

As for Watford more specifically, he ended by saying.

‘I think it will be a very difficult game, because Watford they have a few great players at the front and I know the game away was tough. Also they have their gameplan and it will be a tough game I think.’

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