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Watford boss Slavisa Jokanovic unhappy to let lead slip

22 October 2014

A frustrated Slavisa Jokanovic felt his Watford side played with their hearts rather than their heads after letting the lead slip twice in a 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest.

The Hornets' fourth head coach of the season saw his side go in front through an Odion Ighalo effort and then a Matej Vydra penalty, but each time Michail Antonio brought the visitors level.

"I am not especially happy," said Jokanovic. "I thought we were very good for the first 60 minutes. But in the last half-an-hour my team lost a little bit tactically. We had many problems and tried to win the game with hearts and not with minds.

"I am very happy with many minutes we've played in the last two games. Today especially we can do better and in the last half-hour we lost control and we try to win this game in the wrong way."

Forest assistant boss Steve Wigley felt the draw was "a good point".

"We knew we were coming to a team that was in the best [form] they've been this season off the back of a great result at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, so we knew we were going to have to play well," he said. "We had to come from behind twice so we showed a lot of character.

"I thought we more than deserved a point. I thought Watford played very well as well but I thought in the last ten minutes, I felt that we were the team that was going to win the game."

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