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West Ham boss Zola accepts Blackburn's robust style

West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola refused to criticise Blackburn Rovers' style of game after their 1-1 draw.

"What can I say? It's certainly not my style or type of football but I do respect it. I believe that Sam (Allardyce) is going to do well here," said Zola.

"Since he came he's brought some very good points to the club. It's certainly not my idea but I respect it. I understand that in football not all the teams can play in the same way. I think not all the managers have the same ideas. I am one of the managers who likes to see differences in football.

"I don't like to only see one way to play because it's not reality. In Italy we say you can get to Rome in different ways. The important thing is to get to Rome."

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