“The spirit shown by the team was the best thing about today's game, along with the participation and the support the crowd gave us,” Zola told the official site.
“They were the best things that I have seen today. It's not a victory, but it sounds like it.”
After looking dead and buried at half-time, some inspiring words and excellent substitutions from Zola surely contributed to the Hammers revival. However, in typical Zola fashion, the manager was quick to play down his part in the comeback.
“I don't want to take any credit for the comeback. It's just the players wanted to react. We said to each other that no matter what, we fight until the end. No matter what, we fight until the end, we give everything and, at the end of the day, we see what happens.
"That was the difference. We went there, we never gave up, the crowd gave us something extra and we made it happen.