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Zola on ... Hull


Filed: Monday, 23rd November 2009
By: Staff Writer


Gianfranco Zola relflects on a quite extraordinary afternoon on Humberside...


“It was a crazy game. At 2-0 up, I couldn’t see them coming back at all because we looked in control. Then, they got their first goal that was a deflection to send the ball into the top-corner and, maybe, we should have done better with the second goal. And the third goal certainly wasn’t a penalty at all. That was the story of today.

After that, it was tough to come to back but the reaction from the team was excellent and I’m delighted for them. At the end of the day we got a point but we could’ve had even more because we had a couple of chances and could’ve got another goal.

It was a strange game. Maybe we could’ve handled it better, when we were 2-0 up but I must say that Hull City came back well and they played a good game. They did very well.

I’m not sure about that [penalty]. I haven’t seen it to be honest, but I’m definitely sure that it wasn’t a penalty but referees are there and sometimes they make mistakes and we can’t do anything about that. The good thing for me was the reaction, which I’m delighted about.

Certainly, I’m not pleased that this is the second successive away game where we’ve given away a two-goal lead but we’ve scored a lot of goals this year. I know that we need to focus on defending a little bit better. I’m aware of that.

I think it was a foul for the sending off. It was a clear goalscoring occasion and the referee was even closer than me. I think that our players were confident that it would be a goal. I think we would have scored, too, because I know how good we are in front of goal! I’m sure that Scott Parker would’ve got a goal.

Obviously we are not in a position where we can say that we’re going for a place in the Champions League but it’s still early days. I accept that the club is not in a very good position, but we’re aware of that and there’s a long way to go. What I can see is a team playing well and we’re not very far from picking up victories rather than draws or defeats.

I remain confident because we’ve got good players in this squad. We’re going to be all right.”







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