Zola admits to shortcomings

West Ham United coach Gianfranco Zola has admitted his team have not been good enough on their travels this term after falling to another defeat at the hands of Fulham on Sunday afternoon.

In their final away-day fixture of the Premier League campaign, the Hammers crashed 3-2 at their London neighbours and it was their 12th of a lacklustre campaign away from Upton Park.

Zola admitted his side had looked for a win at Craven Cottage but refused to make any excuses for yet another disappointing setback.

Speaking to reporters, the Italian said:"I thought in the first half we were the better team. But then they scored the first goal. In the first 15 minutes after half-time they scored a second and after that we played better.

"But it was not enough and I am disappointed because this season away from home, we have not been very good.

"The last week has been great because we got the points we needed and achieved our task. I wanted to focus on the football because that is something we have not been unable to do.

"We came here to win but it did not work out. It is not the first time away from home. We have to do better.

"I don't want to look for excuses. We have not been good enough away and I am the first to take responsibility for that."

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