Watford manager Walter Mazzarri has admitted his players may struggle with motivation when they take on Hull City on Saturday.

Mazzarri - Players may struggle with motivation for Hull

Mazzarri - Players may struggle with motivation for Hull

The Hornets all but secured their place in the Premier League for next season last weekend, thanks to their win over Swansea City.

Hull come into the game with a fight on their hands and they sit just two points above the drop zone at present.

With Swansea breathing down their necks, Marco Silva's men will need to deliver the goods at the KCOM Stadium this weekend. Watford have been in fine form recently but Mazzarri admits motivation could be an issue, giving the Hull squad a boost.

He told the Hertfordshire Mercury: "It's not easy to motivate the players after the win on Saturday, they might feel safe. It's not easy. I hope to manage to get into their heads everything we've spoken about in the week.

"I was a player once, unfortunately, subconsciously, if you reach your target you relax. I'm curios to see what's going to happen when we play on Saturday. What I need to do, is try to motivate them, but it's not easy."