The Hammers conceded very early and were on the back foot for long periods of the game. Former Hammers Carlos Tevez and Craig Bellamy were a major thorn in their side all night.
Speaking following the game Zola said, “It's not good and I am not happy about it.
“In my opinion in the first 45 minutes we did not play at all. Maybe there were a couple of mistakes from the referee but that is part of the game. The standard that I am expecting from the team is much more than that.
“In the second half we were much better and we tried in a better way. The first half in my opinion was not good enough. You can't afford to come to places like this and just give presents to the opposition. They are too good and will take advantage of a minimum opportunity and that's what they did.”