Date:Sunday September 13 2009
Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez says that he is delighted with the fans reaction and support as the Latics took on and beat West Ham in yesterdays Premier League encounter.
Martinez says that the chemistry with the fans is fantastic and this helped the Latics hold onto their lead and win a crucial 3 points against Zola`s men and he also said that he wants the fans behind the team driving them on throughout the season and making a difference.
The atmosphere was good at the DW yesterday and the drummer boy was back banging out the rhythms to get the crowd going, it was also pleasing to see the South Stand a little fuller and with the clubs initiatives hopefully this will continue to be the case
Speaking to the clubs official website boss Martinez praised the Latics support, he said : 'You could see the team gelling together, growing and the chemistry with the fans was fantastic.
'We needed everyone's help and you could see at the end that every supporter made sure the points were staying here.
'That's a big thing for me and it's something we're going to need over the course of the season.
'Slowly we're getting that winning mentality and making the right decisions on the pitch. The players are showing the desire to win football games for Wigan Athletic and the things we're trying to do in training are coming together. Overall though the lesson we take from today was the sense of unity we had as a club helped us to get the result we deserved.
'On the playing side of things there were very good phases of football during the game, and we stopped a very good West Ham side from playing their game, which isn't easy. But the one memory that will stay with me was the chemistry with the fans, it was special.
'We now have two tough games ahead of us, but every game is going to be difficult in the Premier League. We need to make sure that we recover well, rest well and build on these three points to be ready for Arsenal.'
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