Zola chose to focus on the players when asked about the speculation over his position and his relationship with owners David Gold and David Sullivan.
He said: "We don't want to focus on anything other than the football. Other things we cannot stop - people want to give opinions - but we are 100% focused on the field.
"We have been together. All this season has made us stronger, for sure.
"It is a difficult situation but, despite all the difficulties, we don't want to stop fighting.
"That is what we said to each other before the game. We said no matter what, we will fight until the end."