Football: Vialli: `Winning the Premier League is our aim now'
Thursday 14 May 1998
"The next step will be the Premier League, fingers crossed," the player- manager said. "We are very happy to win, but we do not want to stop here. We want to keep improving and next season we will start trying to win the Premier League, which is our aim now."
Vialli paid tribute to Zola and his assistant manager, Graham Rix, who decided it was time to introduce the Italian striker.
"He [Rix] had a feeling it was right, so he takes the credit," Vialli said of the substitution. "It was Gianfranco's goal - great and we won the Cup - but the credit has to be shared between all the chaps because everybody did great tonight, and I am over the moon."
Zola was naturally delighted, too. "I'm really happy with that entrance," he said. "I so wanted to get on at least for a few minutes. It was great that I could and even better to score the winner."
VfB Stuttgart's coach, Joachim Low, criticised his side for losing concentration when Zola came on.
"After [Thomas] Schneider went off, the defence was all at sea for a few moments. Zola found himself unmarked and took advantage to score. And that mistake cost us the match," he said. "It's all the more galling as we could, and should, have scored in the first half."
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