Writer: Barry Worthington
Date:Saturday September 12 2009
Wigan Athletic midfield man Charles N`Zogbia is really looking forward to the West Ham game and he says that the squad have been working hard in training all week and are raring to go at the Hammers and get the three points in the bag.
The importance of the game isn`t lost on N`Zogbia, with two difficult matches coming up against Arsenal and Chelsea the Latics need to gather some confidence ahead of these and a win today would do the trick
Speaking to the clubs official site the young Frenchman said: 'It's a big game on Saturday and we've all been working hard in training to make sure we're ready to go out and get three points.
'We've got tough games following this one against Arsenal and Chelsea so a good result against West Ham will give us the confidence needed going into the next game.
'We got off to a good start at Aston Villa, but the results since haven't been great. There have been one or two unlucky moments, but we've always kept working hard as a team and with the guidance of the manager, and hopefully we can get three points at the weekend.
'I remember Kieron (Dyer) and Scott (Parker) from when I played at Newcastle United with them. They're both very good players in a good team and it's going to be a tough game. But we're at home so we're going to be trying our best to get something off them.'
Talking about his new role out wide right N`Zogbia admits its been a bit different but he says he is enjoying it and he loves the new style of play, he continued: 'It's been different playing out on the right, but I've enjoyed it"
'Whether I'm playing on the left or the right I'll always give my all and enjoy it. I want to make a big impact in games and I work hard to try and do that.
'With the new formation the manager has introduced we see a lot more of the ball and play more football. We can play direct football in a different manner than before and it's a way of football that I'm enjoying.
'Personally I want to try and score as many goals as possible this season, that's the goal I've set myself. I also look to get plenty of assists as well, and just generally help the team in everything I do on the pitch.'
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