Zola hails goal hero Vydra

Watford boss Gianfranco Zola aims to consolidate his side's position in the play-off places following their convincing 3-1 victory at Brighton.

Last Updated: 30/12/12 at 08:52 Post Comment

Gianfranco Zola: Praise for Vydra

Gianfranco Zola: Praise for Vydra

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Troy Deeney put Watford ahead but David Lopez pulled Brighton level from the penalty spot after Tommie Hoban was penalised for bringing down Kazenga LuaLua.

But two goals inside a two minute spell from striker Matej Vydra gave the Hornets a thoroughly-deserved victory.

Zola said: "Our target was to do better than last season (11th) and we need to maintain focus. We need to consolidate in this position.

"I didn't expect it to gel this quickly, which is good and positive. But the most important thing now is not to relax."

Zola heaped praise on two-goal striker Vydra, who is currently on loan from Udinese.

He added: "Matej has matured a lot. He has shown a lot of quality in front of the keeper and worked very hard for the team, and especially against Liam Bridcutt in the Brighton midfield."

Zola hopes to secure several of his players, currently on loan, on permanent deals and added: "Officially they are with us on loan but they want to stay. They are very committed to us.

"They may have joined us at the last minute but they are enjoying what they are doing."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Transfer news: Fulham sign midfielder Adil Chihi on free transfer

Fulham have signed Morocco international Adil Chihi on a one-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months.

Premier League: Darron Gibson makes Everton comeback after nine months out with cruciate injury

Darron Gibson made his comeback after nine months out with a serious knee injury in Everton's friendly against Tranmere.

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool will move on without Luis Suarez

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists there is no bad blood between the club and the outgoing Luis Suarez.

Mail Box

Defending Woodward With Perspective

One Mailer is telling us to hold fire on our Woodward criticism, whilst we also have some wonderful PFA Team of The year geekery, a well done to Vieira and much more...

Why The Obsession Over The Captaincy?

Asks the morning mailbox, before hastily returning to the debate over who should replace Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Ed Woodward's spending plans and more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property