Zola vows to learn from loss

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola denied his side's 2-1 defeat to Hull was a setback despite their seven-game unbeaten run coming to an end.

Last Updated: 08/12/12 at 20:18 Post Comment

Gianfranco Zola: Buoyed by second-half display

Gianfranco Zola: Buoyed by second-half display

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

David Meyler headed Hull in front as Steve Bruce's men dominated the first half of the Championship clash and the Tigers doubled their lead through Robbie Brady despite Watford improving after the break.

The Hornets scored in injury time when Troy Deeney netted his seventh goal in six games and Zola insisted his side would learn from the loss rather than let it derail their recent efforts.

"I don't see this as a step back, it's just part of the journey," he said. "You can't expect with our team to win all the games.

"Sometimes you lose and you learn something from it, as I hope everybody will, and with more energy we go forward again.

Asked whether it was the result or performance that disappointed him the most, the Hornets head coach replied: "I think it was a bit of both, probably I'm more disappointed in the performance in the first half.

"The second half was better, the approach was better, we created more chances, we could even have drawn the game in the end but you can't give away 45 minutes like we did.

"We took a defender off, we put Marco (Cassetti) in the middle and Ikechi (Anya) has given something extra going forward, he was very good, and when (Almen) Abdi came on he's given us something very good in the middle.

"But the level of the team stepped forward in the second half and it was better, they were more worried defensively and that was the difference in the second half."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

aybe Hull charged the Liverpool fans more because their massive sense of entitlement takes up more room? Badum tish.

sailingmagpie
Everton team subsidise awayday

T

he John Carver Experiment sounds like the worst jazz fusion band of all time. Which is saying something.

sailingmagpie
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

T

ime to play Liverpool players in their natural positions? I agree, but surely the subs' bench isn't big enough for all of them?

balls-to-monty
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

Footer 365

Serie A round-up: Roma up to second, Milan receive fastest red card

Roma moved up to second in the table after Lazio were held by Atalanta, while AC Milan played 89 minutes with 10 men.

Ligue 1 round-up: Monaco hammer Toulouse, PSG go top, Lens relegated

Monaco hammered Toulouse to stay third, while PSG regained top spot and Lens' relegation was confirmed.

La Liga round-up: Valencia tighten grip on fourth, Malaga's poor run continues

Valencia eased their way to a 3-1 win at home to Eibar to tighten their grip on the fourth Champions League spot.

Mail Box

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

Liverpool: No Greater Than Aston Villa

It's fair to say that Raúl H. Garcia from the morning mailbox has got something of a kicking on Thursday afternoon. Oh and the Neviller is wrong for once...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company