Watford may be having a solid Premier League campaign so far, currently in eighth place, but manager Marco Silva is having a hard time when playing the Manchester clubs.

With this week’s defeat to Manchester United, the Hornets have now conceded ten goals in two games against the Manchester clubs, as they had previously lost to City 6-0 at Vicarage Road.

Brazilian striker Richarlison has spoken to ESPN Brasil after the loss against José Mourinho’s side, and claimed Watford entered both games with the same mentality.

“We know the quality of the two Manchesters, so we tried to play them as equals, unfortunately we couldn’t,” Richarlison told ESPN Brasil.

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Regarding last night’s result, the player praised the team’s second half, and urges his side to keep their head up for the next games: “Now it’s no use bowing your head. I think the team was good, we tried to react there in the second half, despite the 3-0 in the first half.

“But the team behaved well during the second half, we managed to make 3-2 there, get close to them, but on a counterattack they killed the game. It was at the end, and there was nothing else to do.”

“I think the team did well. Now we focus on Tottenham and try to win the three points here.”

Richarlison has been impressing for Watford this season, one of the breakout players of the Premier League season, and that’s attracted interest from elsewhere. It may be different in the summer, but now the Brazilian sounds fully focused on his current club.