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Martinez Fell Foul of the Fergie Benitez Obsession


Respected Spanish journalist Guilleme Balague reckons Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has fallen foul of the press` obsession with creating a war of words between Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson and his Liverpool counterpart Rafa Benitez.

Speaking to Spanish newspaper AS, Martinez had given an interview on the Latics amd English football in general, now Balague explains that Spains press have a far more relaxed approach when it comes to writing up interviews and says that they will attribute comments that were never said.

In his column in the Daily Mirror Sky commentator Balague questions the motives behind and the reasons for the misquotes, Balague explains: "Roberto has been the victim of the more 'relaxed` approach the Spanish press sometimes has of transcribing interviews - and unfortunately, things Martinez never even said have been attributed to him. Does anyone really believe, for a moment, that Martinez said Sam Allardyce thinks he is destined to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at United?"

Now Guilleme Balague believes that the Latics boss may have been caught up in something a little more sinister has the press both in Spain and the UK have jumped on the comments and stirred up the already war of words into a sort of Spain Vs the UK, Balague says: "We all know why Martinez` comments were mis-represented and elaborated upon: it is all part of a trend to generate controversy between Rafa Benitez and the United manager.

"The idea that the pair of them are at war sells newspapers, and if people can create the illusion that the British and Spanish are taking up opposing sides: even better.

All`s fair in love and war, as Roberto has unwittingly found out after being represented as a Benitez foot soldier."


We know the press can be misleading lets hope that Roberto stays guarded in future.


The full Guilleme Balague article in the Mirror can be accessed here


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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 30 2009

Time: 3:09PM

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Foot soldier!!! General I'd have thought
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If it was true we might have managed N'Gog on loan. Lol...
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