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What The Bosses Said - Villa Vs Latics


Following yesterdats game at Villa Park between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic both bosses, Roberto Martinez and Martin O`Neill spoke to the press about the game, lets see what they had to say:

Latics boss Roberto Martinez:

'It hasn't been the easiest of weeks having lost players going on international duty, but it's games like this where you really see the players' character and today's performance was a great sign of where we're going'

'The fans were great, got behind us from the very first second and I'm happy for them because they deserved that.

'Yes the results are what you need at the end of the end and what dictate where you end up, but today was about the performance and how we put into practice the things we've been trying to do in training.

'I count Aston Villa as a top-six club, with a great pre-season behind them and I thought our players approached the game and handled it in a fantastic way, and I'm proud of them.

'We need to keep improving and growing as a club, together with the fans because they're special at this club.


Speaking about the two goal hero`s Martinez revealed that the Latics owed a debt to Colombia who allowed Hugo Rodallega to stay at Wigan rather than go to New York for a friendly and that he was delighted with Jason Koumas` attitude.

'We have to thank the Colombian Football Federation to be fair. Hugo was due to travel to New York to take part in a friendly for Colombia but was able to stay back and prepare for today.

'I don't think you would have seen the same player had he gone and played in that international. From the first minute he looked fresh, confident and when he's in that mood he's a joy to watch.

'As for Jason, we all know the quality he's got, he's a unique talent. We need him to produce that kind of magic he showed today because when he does he's unstoppable. He's worked hard and his approach to training has been fantastic and he got the rewards today.

'Right now everyone wants to show what they can do and stake a claim for being in the team, and I love those kinds of problems.'


To watch the Martinez interview click here


Villa boss Martin O`Neill

'After the initial 15 minutes, we were second best all afternoon.

'You can analyse everything but at the end of it all I thought we looked tired, which was a wee bit of a surprise considering we've had a pretty decent pre-season.

'We've been beaten when we should have been ready to go, and it was very disappointing indeed.'



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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 16 2009

Time: 11:33AM

Your Comments

Get in....Roberto is just so professional and this is going to be a good season
worbo
I hope you have good season, Martinez seems to be going about things in the right manner, well played yesterday, got right what we got wrong, like passing to each other and directness up front, shooting early and even at the goal
ant1ant1
You guys deserved the result no doubt about it, But it was unexpected, if we played Sidwell and Reo Coker in a 4,5,1 with Carew upfront i think things could of been different atleast it would of given you guys a challenge, I hope you all the best for the new season ahead but don't expect teams to roll over like we did, you wasn't fantastic we was just very poor.
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