Gianfranco Zola to fight for West Ham future

29 March 2010 01:19
Zola admitted after Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Stoke the club's sixth in succession that he was considering his future. [LNB]The Italian flew to Sardinia yesterday morning and today, after reflecting on the situation, has decided to stay. [LNB]'I am determined to carry on,' said Zola from his Mediterranean retreat. 'Losing on Saturday was emotional for everyone but I know we can turn it around and we have the ability to achieve our objectives.' [LNB]Zola's team was subjected to heavy criticism from David Sullivan, the club's joint-chairman, who issued an open letter to fans on the club's website last Wednesday and reproduced in the club's programme on Saturday. [LNB]But Zola added: 'The owners have backed me and I am grateful for that. My only thought for now is to keep this club in the Premier League and that remains my goal. [LNB]'I'll give everything I can to make this happen between now and the end of the season. [LNB]"I have had time to think and we will have to work harder than we have before. I know we can get the results we need and it is just a question of making it happen. [LNB]'The performance was better on Saturday but it is still not the level we should be at. We can, and will, do better as a team.' [LNB]

Source: Telegraph