The Spaniard feels as though their Premier league campaign has faltered because of a number of issues, including their FA Cup commitments:
"We have a couple of distractions. First is that we got 37 points a while ago and a feeling that everything is done in the league, which is not good. Also the FA Cup is a distraction. In the club we talk a lot about it, but not much about the Premier League."
Sánchez Flores' men suffered a 4-0 hammering at Arsenal in their last outing, and the former Valencia coach admitted it is he who bears sole responsibility for allowing the malaise to creep in:
"We need to change the mentality and change the focus as quickly as possible. We need to recuperate our good performances. The responsibility is to the coach, me. I need to focus on what is the target. They don't respond in the way I like because I am not able to transmit the necessary ambition to play the Premier League games."
An abysmal run of form has seen the Hornets lose four and draw one of their last five games in the league. Their fans will be relieved that they have already amassed enough points to avoid becoming entrenched in a relegation battle.
The Hertfordshire outfit will attempt to arrest their dip in form when they host Everton at Vicarage Road on Saturday, where a win would all but ensure their Premier league safety.