What the Bosses Said - Latics Vs City
Following todays gane at the JJB between Wigan Athletic and Manchester City lets see what the two managers had to say about preoceedings:
Latics boss Steve Bruce:
'We were awesome up front. When you play against Richard Dunne and Micah Richards you know you are going to take a physical battering.
'Zaki played with enormous appetite, he is as strong as a bull, and Dunne and Richards know they have been in a game.
"He`s a throwback: an old-fashioned, physical, powerful centre-forward, it`s a delight to work with such hunger.
"Players from not-so-wealthy countries, like Honduras [Wilson Palacios and Figueroa], Egypt [Zaki] and Ecuador [Valencia], want to prove themselves and want to do well. Zaki doesn`t speak English. I may as well speak to the wall but he`s now a big, big crowd hero here.
"Every supporter loves him because everyone loves a trier and Zaki gives you every last drop. He and Heskey knew they would have to take the physical battering against Dunne and Richards. Zaki reminds me of Mark [Hughes], certainly his physique, although he`s livelier than Mark off the pitch.``
"Zaki will get all the headlines, but Cattermole, Valencia and Heskey produced. All the players did.``
City boss Mark Hughes:
'He got the penalty wrong, it was just a coming together and their lad (Wilson Palacios) dived theatrically.
'Then he missed Richard Dunne when he was clearly impeded (by Emile Heskey) in their box. I felt there were a few decisions that were a bit mystifying.
'We are disappointed - we expected to get something out of the game.'