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Wigan Athletic - Koumas says Bruce is the Tops

Wigan Athletic - Koumas says Bruce is the Tops

Wigan Athletic and Wales playmaker Jason Koumas reckons that the Latics have got themselves a gem in manager Steve Bruce and he believes that Brucie ranks with the best in the business, he told reporters:

'Make no mistake, Steve Bruce is up there with the best managers in the business, he is doing a tremendous job at Wigan. He has made a massive impact here, moving the club forward.

'From day one he put his stamp on the club, and the position we are in now is miles away from the one he inherited at the end of 2007.

'That's a big compliment to what he has done in his time at Wigan.

'You can see what he is trying to achieve, attempting to build, and we have one of the brightest managerial talents in the Premier League.'


Looking back on last seasons struggles Koumas says it is something that he wants to avoid this time round and rather looking over their shoulder he reckons the team want to be looking up at the top end of the table and chasing a top half finish, he continued:

'Last season we were fighting for our lives all year and that brings terrific pressures, it is a very difficult scenario'

'We don't want to go through that again, we want to be in a position in the second half of the season when we are looking up the table not down.

'We'll probably strengthen in January, and if that happens I'm sure we'll be in a far stronger position come March and April.

'There's a terrific blend in the squad, nobody is thinking about the bottom six and another struggle.

'When you look at the stats we've beaten Hull, Everton and Portsmouth, who are in the top eight.

'I think we can go on to really establish ourselves in the Premier League this season.'


Koumas hasn`t featured too much this season though that isn`t worrying him too much at the moment, he says that there is a great team spirit in the squad and that all the players want the club to do well, he continued:

'I suffered a knee injury during pre-season and that set me back a bit, which was frustrating.

'We were massively unlucky at Arsenal, and although I didn't start there I got on in the second half and I felt good.

'Obviously you want to start, but I'm happy the team are in good form, and we are in a decent position.

'It is not a case of feeling bitter because I'm not in the starting line-up, it doesn't work like that.

'There's a great camaraderie between the lads, we all want the same thing and that's success for Wigan.

'But when I get my chance, though, I'll be desperate to stay in and that will be my aim in the coming weeks.'



This Saturday Latics face a Blackburn side going through a real dodgy patch and many pundits feel that if they don`t win it could be manager Paul Inces last game in charge, but Koumas says that this wont effect how the Latics prepare for the game, he concluded:

'It doesn't concern us all we want is a win because that would strengthen our position in the top half.

'It is a game we feel we can win, and if we do that then we'll be in a great position and it will take a bit of pressure off us going into the Christmas games against Newcastle and Bolton.

'The Premier League is incredibly tight, probably the most competitive
since the league began but I believe we can make a big impression in 2009.'


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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday December 12 2008
Time: 11:59AM

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One his day Koumas can be fantastic but he is too inconsistent
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