Posted on April 24, 2012 in WAFC
Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has said that he is extremely pleased with the praise received from Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson following his team’s 1-0 win over the Red Devils.
It has been an amazing few weeks for Roberto Martinez and his team after they have climbed out of the relegation zone.
They have also managed to create a buffer between them and the teams fighting for the relegation. Even though their recent form may not have been given credit up until now, the 1-0 win over Manchester United has brought them all the plaudits.
Roberto Martinez, though, has said that he is not getting carried away with the win, as it has given them nothing more than three points.
Further, Wigan will be having a tough away match in the form of a trip to Arsenal. The 2-1 defeat suffered at the hands of QPR seemed like a flash in the pan for Arsenal after they followed that with a 1-0 win over title chasing Manchester City.
Hence, Martinez has said that they need to concentrate on the Arsenal match now, although he is happy for the praise from Sir Alex Ferguson. Ferguson said that Wigan were clearly the better team in the match.
“It was a fantastic compliment. Obviously we all admire Sir Alex’s career and his achievements in football, and you need to remember that as a football club, Wigan Athletic, we’ve never taken a point off Manchester United, and that was another mental block that we had to overcome on Wednesday. So it is a real compliment, a real football compliment,” Wigan manager Martinez said after the match.
Wigan have managed to build a two-point advantage from the relegation zone. They currently sit in the 17th position about Bolton Wanderers in the Premier league table, and are favourites to stay up according to the latest premier league betting.