Zola hails ‘professional’ West Ham

West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola has praised the performance of his side after their 2-0 FA Cup victory over Hartlepool. "It was the result we were looking for and we are pleased,” Zola said.

West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola has praised the performance of his side after their 2-0 FA Cup victory over Hartlepool.

"It was the result we were looking for and we are pleased,” Zola said.

"It wasn't, especially in the second half, a brilliant performance, but maybe we thought we wanted to keep it that way and not risk too much.

"But it was a great result. That's what we wanted and it was very professional.

"To be fair, the players were really focused. They want to go to Wembley, we want to go to Wembley and to go there, we need to go through games like this."

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