DANNY Shittu revealed Millwall's defenders were "buzzing" after keeping only their second clean sheet of the season against Watford.
The Lions were held to a goalless stalemate at Vicarage Road but stand-in captain Shittu was thrilled to see the club's unbeaten run extended to eight matches.
"This game wasn't going to be easy," he said. "We want to win every game but our main priority was not letting in a goal.
"They're a really good side. They worked us and tested us a team, especially defensively. We're happy to have come here, worked hard and got the point.
"The defenders work so hard on not letting goals in. We're really happy about the clean sheet and so is the gaffer. We're buzzing to come to Watford and get a point.
"We're glad about how things are going at the moment. There's a lot we can do to make things better but we've got a good base now. We're gelling and working well.
"We play Derby next and if we can get three points at The Den after drawing away from home, that's a really good thing. We're eight games unbeaten but we're already thinking about the next three points."
Shittu made 69 appearances for the Hornets between 2006 and 2008 – including during their spell in the Premier League – but the Nigerian said the club had changed almost beyond recognition since then.
Watford were recently taken over by the Pozzo family and manager Gianfranco Zola has since signed a whole host of young players on loan from new sister clubs Udinese and Granada.
"They're a very different team from when I was here," Shittu said. "They've brought in a lot of good players – I was half-glad, half-upset to see them do so well.
"When we were doing our homework on them, I didn't know who half of them were. We watched a couple of things and had to learn about them quickly.
"That's what this league is about because you play against different players every week."