Date:Friday October 2 2009
Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez speaking ahead of tomorrows trip to the KC Stadium to face Phil Brown`s Hull City side says that it will be a totally different game than last weeks mauling of Chelsea.
Hull find themselves next to the bottom of the Premier League with just one solitary win this season, that was against our mates from up the road at the Reebok when a scrappy 1-0 was enough to beat Bolton, add to that a 1-1 draw at Wolves and the rest has been hugely disappointing for the guys from Humberside.
One thing is for sure though they will be up for a fight and hoping to put last weeks drubbing at Anfield when Liverpool ran out 6-1 winners, firmly behind them, Roberto must get his side focused and carry on the good work from last Saturday.
Speaking to the press Martinez says: 'It will be a completely different game for us this week, but that is the nature of the Premier League'
'It's important we are ready, because it's probably the wrong time to be playing Hull.
'On the back of the disappointment they suffered at Liverpool, everyone will be expecting a reaction.
'We need to be aware of that and ensure the intensity in our play is good enough to cope with that.
'You need to be adaptable in the Premier League and we know it will be a completely different kind of game against Hull than against Chelsea.
'But the performance level has to be the same, and that's probably the biggest test we have at the moment.'
'I think many people would appreciate that the main reason Hull are in the Premier League is Phil Brown, so I don't know how he can be considered to be in a position of being under pressure,'
'I think Phil knows better than anyone how to get the best out of his team.
'Although every boss in the Premier League is under pressure when they don't get results, if any manager deserves time to turn it round, it's going to be Phil.'
Vital Latics have teamed up with the publishers Aurum Press to offer one lucky Vital member the chance to win a copy of Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelans Autobiography `Playing to Win`
To enter the competition simply answer the following question:
Which team did Dave play an FA cup final with?
A - West Bromwich Albion
B - Blackburn Rovers
C - Preston North End
To enter click here don`t forget your name and address in case you are the lucky winner and also include your Vital username, good luck
You can listen to the Latics Speyk podcasts now by clicking on the player here:
Date:Friday October 2 2009
Ali Al Habsi Joins Brighton On Loan (Friday October 31 2014)
12th Man - Let's Put The Frighteners On Fulham (Friday October 31 2014)
Any Previous? Latics v Fulham (Thursday October 30 2014)
PWU Latics Podcast - A Ghost In My House (Thursday October 30 2014)
James McClean Named In Rep of Ireland Squad (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Fixture Change - Boro Away Day Brought Forward (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Roger Espinoza Vital Man Of The Match v Derby (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Vital Office Party Tickets - Supporting Alder Hey (Tuesday October 28 2014)
Latics To Go All Star Trek With Brighton Beam Back (Tuesday October 28 2014)
Meet The Ref - Latics v Fulham - James Adcock (Tuesday October 28 2014)
|18. Leeds Utd||14||4||4||6||-4||16|
|RUFC - Smallwood Looking Forward To Game
» Rotherham : 01/11/2014 10:10:00
|RUFC - Evans Wants Fans To Raise The Roof
» Rotherham : 01/11/2014 09:49:00
|Rotherham United v Middlesbrough Preview
» Rotherham : 01/11/2014 09:44:00
|Bournemouth v Brighton (Preview)
» Brighton : 01/11/2014 09:20:00
|LUFC Morison to help Leeds to end Cardiff hoodoo?
» Leeds Utd : 01/11/2014 09:00:00