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Gianfranco Zola believes Watford's emphatic 6-1 win was unfair on Bournemouth
6:24pm Saturday 10th August 2013 in Sport
Watford boss Gianfranco Zola believes Bournemouth didn’t deserve to be on the end of a 6-1 defeat this afternoon.
Today’s game was very close in the first half and Bournemouth deserved to go into the break level at 1-1.
However, it was a different story in the second period as the Hornets were rampant – scoring five goals.
Zola said: “It was a good performance against a team that probably didn’t deserve to lose 6-1.
“In the first half they played especially well and they played in the right way so it is fair to say that it [the winning margin] was too much.
“But I have to say in the second half my team really put in a good performance and it was just what they needed because otherwise it was going to be difficult.”
When asked what went wrong in the first half, Zola replied: “The first thing that was wrong was that we were surprised by how good they were on ball. They never kicked the ball away and they made it difficult.
“After we scored the goal we dropped back and allowed them to play too and it caused us trouble because they kept moving the ball, they kept it in midfield and that was the problem.
“The second half we changed gears to be honest because in the first half we were playing under our rhythm and we pushed higher up the pitch which made it harder for them to come away with the ball.”
He added: “I think Bournemouth will do well because they play good football. They have a good idea about football and when you do that you can only get better. “The only thing they have to do is keep encouraging the players to do that because obviously today was a tough game but if they keep doing what they did in the first half they’ll be fine.”
There will be more reaction from Zola in the coming days.
Read today's match report here.
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