Watford boss Gianfranco Zola said his side don't deserve to be behind to Leicester City going into tomorrow's play-off semi-final second leg.
Zola said he couldn't see City scoring until David Nugent popped up with a late winner at King Power Stadium, but admitted his own side's wastfulness in front of goal cost them dearly in the first leg.
However, Zola is still confident his team will go through to the Wembley final, but admits they must produce their best performance of the season tomorrow to overturn the deficit and scupper City's hopes.
"I can't really be too harsh on my players because they played a good game and they deserved more," he said after Thursday's 1-0 defeat.
"Now we need to get ready and make sure we play our best game of the season because that is what is necessary to beat Leicester.
"I am still confident. We are a team that can score. We have goals in our bag and don't forget we will have Troy Deeney back on Sunday who is certainly an important player for us.
"This team deserves to go to Wembley. We have to make sure that we put everything we have on the pitch on Sunday; in terms of technical and tactical abilities.
"We will also need a lot of character because this goal will give them confidence.
"They will want to defend and we really need to produce something extra on Sunday.
"I don't think anyone can say we deserved to lose. Although Leicester tried very hard and had some chances in the first half.
"But I think those chances were matched by our chances and, honestly, the defeat was a bit too hard on us. I think a draw would have been a fairer result.
"We didn't play as well as we did in other games but that is also down to them; they prepared well and it was hard to find opportunities."
Watford wasted some good opportunities, especially topscorer Matej Vydra who has now gone 12 games without a goal, and Zola knows they must take their chances against City.
"I think the main reason we came away without the result was our failure to be clinical," he added.