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

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."

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Reports: Moyes facing the sack

According to various reports, David Moyes is set to be sacked from his role as Manchester United manager.

Moyes demands final push

Manchester United boss David Moyes has challenged his under-fire players to end the season on a high by winning their four remaining matches.

Champions League: Atletico Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtois happy to take on Chelsea

Thibaut Courtois is delighted to have been cleared to face parent club Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals.

Mail Box

'Tactically Inept And Lacking In Belief And Style'

It's fair to say that the 'Moyes Out' brigade is understandably out in force, whilst there are also staunch defences of Mourinho and Arteta. Plus, Liverpool fans can almost taste it.

That's Why We Didn't Want Jose At United

There is plenty of reaction to Mourinho's antics (Isn't that exactly what he wanted?) plus thoughts on Connor Wickham, Fabio Borini, beach balls and Tim Sherwood...

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