Head coach Walter Mazzarri says the Premier League is more competitive than Serie A but he feels under less pressure at Watford.
The Hornets boss, speaking on Italian TV, admits he still follows the fortunes of his former clubs Inter and Napoli very closely.
He said: "I am tied to all the teams I have been in, including the latest even if it's over now. It was still an important stage in my career and I remember all my old teams with pleasure. In Naples, an important link was created, we had fun, we did well."
Mazzarri created big headlines in Italy when Watford beat Manchester United, managed by his former rival Jose Mourinho, last month.
And, despite that result, the 55-year-old says he is still in the process of building a new team at Vicarage Road.
"We are at the beginning," he added.
"We had five tough games and we won against United... we're growing....we're under construction.
"In Italy, it's less competitive than in the Premier League but there are average ranking teams that play great football.
"Victory over Mourinho? On paper we were disadvantaged, then you always hope to do well. Watford has to grow continuously. Pressure? I put myself under pressure because when I lose I feel bad. Football here is experienced in different ways, it is true that there is less pressure, fans have a different culture."