Martinez praise for Zola

11 September 2009 09:52
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Roberto Martinez has revealed his admiration for Gianfranco Zola.[LNB] The Wigan chief foes head to head with the Italian on Saturday as West Ham travel to the DW Stadium.[LNB]Martinez could not hide his admiration for counterpart Zola.[LNB]"I admire Gianfranco massively because he never moans - he has had to deal with a lot of problems at the club - and he has found a winning formula," said[LNB]Martinez.[LNB]"The greatest strength of a manager is to adapt to any conditions you have in front of you and Gianfranco has done that.[LNB]"I would say West Ham and Wigan are very similar in the way they play and their approach.[LNB]"They are probably a little bit more advanced in what they are trying to do than we are but the way West Ham plays is the right way and I'm sure it will be a great advert for Premier League football."[LNB]Right gameMartinez is looking for his Wigan side to bounce back to form following a poor run and he thinks West Ham is the perfect game.[LNB]"Games like West Ham are what we need at the moment; games at home where we have to take the responsibility," he added.[LNB]"West Ham are going to be a hard team to play against because they are attack-minded and I admire the way Gianfranco Zola plays the game.[LNB]"They have a great mixture of youth and experience in their squad and every game they have played in they have been very competitive and been difficult to beat.[LNB]"We know we will have to be at our best.[LNB]"We have been competitive in all our games but there are small decisions and situations that we have to control a bit better.[LNB]"We need to make sure we get the points our performances deserve - that is the next step."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports