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Watford boss Gianfranco Zola: 'One bad result against Ipswich Town isn’t going to kill my enthusiasm'
10:02am Wednesday 22nd August 2012 in Watford FC News
Gianfranco Zola admitted his side deserved to lose to Ipswich Town but stressed the changes he is trying to implement will take time.
Watford struggled for much of the contest and lost 1-0 thanks to a 90th-minute goal by Michael Chopra.
"There is absolutely no doubt about it, it was a fair result and the team who played better on the day won the game," Zola said.
"I knew we still have a lot of work to do before tonight; I wasn't under the illusion that the game we played on Saturday was the solution.
"We know that there is a lot of work to do and, as I said to the players, games like this will help us improve as there is still a lot of work to be done."
He continued: "I never said changing the style would be easy - I said that from the first day - but that doesn’t stop me from trying and I’ve got to carry on.
"One bad result isn’t going to kill my enthusiasm or my desire to play football in a certain way, that is for sure. I know it is difficult but that’s not our fault."
"I will make sure the players will understand [what is required], no doubt about it," he added.
"I am here to do a certain type of work and I am not going to change it because I lost one game. I might lose other games as well, but I won’t change it and I won’t move my principals that’s for sure."
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