But whatever Ince said at the break worked as Blackpool were much improved after the interval with the manager's son sealing the win in the 81st minute with a wonderful solo strike as he waltzed past three defenders before rifling a brilliant finish into the bottom left-hand corner.
"If it had been a boxing match it would have been all over at half-time," said the Blackpool boss.
"Watford were outstanding in the first half and if they had scored the penalty it would have been a different game.
"We rode our luck and sometimes you earn your luck. When you have central midfielders, one at right-back and the other at centre-half, you're going to ride your luck.
"Gilks made a fantastic save from a penalty. I couldn't wait to talk to them at half-time. We showed them too much respect.
"Gareth Southgate rang me (on Friday); Tom has been out for three weeks. He asked me if Tom wanted to go down and join up with the (England) Under-21s and train then he could.
"But I told him I'd put him on the bench as a threat, never to play him, just for Watford to take their eye off the ball. I had no intention of playing him."