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What the Bosses Said - Latics Vs City

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.'



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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday September 28 2008
Time: 10:05PM

Comments

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Typical Highes not changed since leaving Blackburn, its always somebody elses fault that they lost
worbo
28/09/2008 22:07:00
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it was a very nice to see bruce clap your hands when zaki was battling with richard dunn and get a foul ,
ehabfarouk1973
28/09/2008 22:44:00
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Bruce is 100% behind Zaki in all that he does and when your manager has that sort of faith in you it can only do your confidence good
worbo
28/09/2008 23:23:00
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Why do managers always took about things the Ref has (in their opinion) got wrong. In any match there are a whole lot more things that players get wrong that influence results far more
Red Wimp
28/09/2008 23:51:00
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