The team’s inconsistent show this season has seen them lose seven of the 11 games they have played so far and are virtually out of play-off contention with just three games remaining.
On Wednesday, DC lost to Chennai Super Kings by 27 runs after dominating the home side for much of their bowling effort.
CSK posted a total of 167/8 in their 20 overs, before limiting DC to 140/8.
Speaking about the game, Watson said: “We have to find a way to execute our skills with the bat for a longer period of time. If we can do that, like we have at certain stages of the tournament, then we can produce good batting performance.”
He said people in the DC dugout felt 167/8 was the normal score on a track that offered a turn.
“We thought 167 was a normal score at the wicket in Chennai. It was important for us to get a good start but unfortunately we couldn’t do it. It was also difficult for us to rebuild after losing three wickets in the power play.”
Skipper David Warner’s early dismissal was also a big factor, said the former Australian all-rounder.
“Everything went very well against RCB. Unfortunately Davey (Warner) couldn’t make it past the first run. Then we also lost (Phil) Salt and (Mitchell) Marsh. just didn’t work against CSK.”
Asked what aspects the team should focus on for the upcoming games, Watson said: “We just have to keep working to improve. We’ve been great with the ball for the majority of CSK’s innings.”
DC will face the Punjab Kings in their next game at Kotla on May 13.
(With contributions from the agency)