The Sardinian is looking forward to what should be a keenly contested London derby...West Ham United got themselves off to a positive start in the Premier League last week with a 2-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers, and manager Gianfranco Zola is hoping to take the momentum generated by that win into Sunday's London derby with Tottenham Hotspur.
"It was a very mature performance [against Wolves]. It was a tricky game, it was the first game of the season in front of their crowd and they had just been promoted so we had to be very careful," he told the Hammers' official website.
"But the maturity of the team and the organisation was excellent. What I enjoyed the most was that we scored two goals and we could have scored at least two more so that was encouraging. We said we need to work on scoring more goals in the last 20 metres and it was encouraging.
"The concern is that when you are playing against a team that has a lot of quality you know that you can work hard for a long time and then in a second they can produce some quality necessary to score a goal.
"It is a game where we will need to raise our attention and step up our game. They are a wonderful team and don't forget that Tottenham are as good as the top four and they will be competing with them until the end of the season. They have spent £60m enforcing the team and they have done a wonderful job."
Zola concluded by acknowledging that his side were in the market for another striker or two, but that for the moment his attention was fully focused on Sunday's clash with Spurs.
"We know that we are looking for a couple of strikers. But that is
it. I would rather focus on the game on Sunday as there has been too
much talking about this," he said.
"So for two days at least, I know I am going to go into this game with the team I've got so let me focus on this. Now it is important to focus on the game we have on Sunday."
Zack Wilson, Goal.com