Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores said he "suffers" for the fans, players and owner after defeat at fellow strugglers Southampton.
The Saints came from behind to win with late goals from Danny Ings and James Ward-Prowse, easing the pressure on their own boss Ralph Hasenhüttl and leaving the Hornets bottom of the Premier League.
Sanchez Flores said: "I suffer for the fans, I suffer for the players and I suffer for the owner.
"It's a difficult time for our fans after we had the feeling we were in the right way.
"Little by little the circumstances in the second half they change. They're a very good team also and they have a little change and finally, the score was against us again.
"One goal for us now is a tragedy, even when we are in control of the match it's a tragedy."
He added: "I came here and I'm trying and fighting a lot, although the circumstances are bad for us."