UK time is: 16:52:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Zola: 'A lot of things didn't work'

Gianfranco Zola pulled no punches in his post-match assessment of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Charlton Athletic, admitting that 'a lot of things didn't work'.

The Italian changed the shape of the team, from 3-5-2 to 3-4-3, making three changes to the side which lost 1-0 to Blackpool in their last Championship fixture before the international break.

Yann Kermorgant put the Addicks ahead from the penalty spot just two minutes after the re-start, before Daniel Pudil equalised from close-range.

Speaking to BBC Sport afterwards, Zola said that not everything had gone to plan.

'There are obviously a lot of things that didn't work as I wanted and I know exactly what those things are and we're going to be addressing them tomorrow and working a little bit on that.

Zola continued: 'The expectations were different for today's match and things didn't go the way we wanted.

'But it is a good point considering we went [1-0] down and it wasn't easy, so I take it as a positive thing.'

Charlton boss Chris Powell was disappointed his side did not come away with three points after taking the lead.

'Obviously taking the lead, you want to try and see it out and try and take three points but I think it was a well earned away point,' said Powell.

'It's a tough place to come, a decent team and we had the victory in our last game and we wanted to build on it.

The former Hornets' defender continyed: 'It was quite a heated battle at times but of course it was definitely a penalty.

'They obviously got their equaliser, it was a little bit nip and tuck and they put us under pressure towards the end but our players stood up to it.'

Yesterday's match report can be read here and yesterday's match stats can be viewed here.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 15 2013

Time: 12:00PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Watford Articles

Opposing View: AFC Bournemouth (Friday September 19 2014)

AFH: A Strange Few Weeks (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Vydra Penalty Seals Win For The Hornets (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Stats: Blackpool v Watford (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Watford Lose At Charlton On Garcia's Debut (Saturday September 13 2014)

Stats: Charlton Athletic v Watford (Saturday September 13 2014)

Preview: Charlton v Watford (Thursday September 11 2014)

AFH: Ciao Beppe, Hola Oscar (Tuesday September 9 2014)

Watford Appoint Garcia As Head Coach (Tuesday September 2 2014)

Watford Win After Dramatic Second Half (Saturday August 30 2014)

Archived Watford Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. ANDY710 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Rotherham 0 - 2 Watford
Blackpool 0 - 1 Watford
Watford 4 - 2 Huddersfield
Watford 4 - 1 Leeds Utd
Watford 3 - 0 Bolton
Norwich 3 - 0 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Forest 7 5 2 0 +10 17
2. Norwich 7 5 1 1 +10 16
3. Watford 7 5 0 2 +7 15
4. Wolves 7 4 2 1 +4 14
5. Charlton 7 3 4 0 +3 13
6. Reading 7 4 1 2 +1 13
7. Derby County 7 3 3 1 +5 12

Breaking League News

Norwich Loss Disappoints The Gaffer
Brentford : 19/09/2014 16:46:00
Brighton v Blackpool (Preview)
Brighton : 19/09/2014 15:24:00
RUFC - Evans Says Brandy Will Be Back
Rotherham : 19/09/2014 14:22:00
Vital Preview: Derby v Cardiff
Cardiff : 19/09/2014 14:19:00
Experienced Leader And A Settled Side
Cardiff : 19/09/2014 14:18:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are you happy with the appointment of Oscar Garcia following Beppe Sannino's resignation?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes 55%
No 10%
I don't know 35%