Zola Hails Downing's 'Postage Stamp' Stunner!

Last updated : 26 February 2009 By Boro Mad
Zola admitted Downing's superb opener had knocked the stuffing out of his side.

Zola: "You prepare everything properly and then you have a player that puts the ball in the top corner. Maybe the second goal, we have something to talk about.

"It was very important we scored straight away after half-time. We didn't manage to do that, so it made it difficult.

"In situations like that, the confidence for the other team increases and ours goes down, and that was the case.

"I'm very disappointed for our fans because they came up here with a big crowd and we wanted to give them something more."