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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: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 28 2008

Time: 10:05PM

Your Comments

Typical Highes not changed since leaving Blackburn, its always somebody elses fault that they lost
worbo
it was a very nice to see bruce clap your hands when zaki was battling with richard dunn and get a foul ,
ehabfarouk1973
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
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
 

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