Poor start concerns Zola

West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola admitted that his side face a major fight for Premier League survival after being beaten 2-1 at fellow strugglers Burnley.

A goal from debutant Ilan nine minutes from time was not enough for the Irons at Turf Moor, with the home side having found the net twice before the hour mark.

Zola told Sky Sports:"I think nobody would have said anything if we would have got a point.

"I'm disappointed about the way we started, the first 20 minutes, other than that I was pleased and in the end, as I said, we could have got more than that.

"It is an unexpected defeat and I honestly don't like it and the future is going to be more difficult, but we still have a lot of chances.

"Starting from Wednesday where we have a game where we need to perform very well.

"I think mostly our future is going to be decided at home, because we have important matches there we can win. But also it will be important to pick up points away."

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