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Watford boss Gianfranco Zola believes fitness is the key to 90-minute performances
8:26pm Saturday 25th August 2012 in Watford FC News
Watford head coach Gianfranco Zola was “really pleased” with his side’s comfortable 2-0 victory over Birmingham City but stressed there is still more to come from his side.
The Hornets were excellent in the first half as they created chances throughout the opening 45 minutes and could have led by more at the break.
In the second half, Birmingham improved but not by enough to trouble Manuel Almunia.
Zola said: “I was really pleased. We scored two goals, had plenty of opportunities and there was plenty of good football so I was very pleased.
“It is a pity we couldn’t keep the same rhythm in the second half and we conceded too much space to Birmingham but that is fair enough because Birmingham are a very good team.
“It is something for us to build towards in the future because once our physical condition is better we will be able to perform like that for longer than 45 minutes.”
He continued: “There was a moment in the game where Birmingham were really causing us problems but that was the moment when we stuck together and made it more difficult for them.
“It is important we do that because there are moments in games where the opposition take over a little bit and it is in those moments that you need to be a team and today we did that and we got the deserved victory.”
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