Date:Tuesday November 3 2009
Wigan Athletic skipper Mario Melchiot reckons that the team let themselves down at Portsmouth at the weekend and now they must bounce back against Fulham on Sunday by putting in the work this week.
The Pompey game saw the Latics capitulate and that worries Mario, he says that the team didn`t wake up until they were 2-0 down and then it was too late for Martinez to change anything.
Speaking to the clubs official website Melchiot said:'We had a slow start and, although it wasn't as bad as the one we had at Burnley, it took us a long time to get going'
'By the time we woke up, we were 2-0 down, and it's too late for the manager to turn things round at half-time.
'We made it too difficult for ourselves. It was harder still when the third goal went in, and we couldn't turn things round.
'We have to understand that this type of game is the hardest for us to play. The crowd is really close to the pitch, and it's always a difficult place for any team to come.
'We weren't think about anything other than winning this game, and to get beat is very tough to take.'
Now with his eyes firmly focused on Sundays visit to the DW Stadium by Fulham the Holland international is determined that the team don`t get caught out again and says by each player focusing on their own qualities that they can bring to the team he is sure that they can bounce back.
Melchiot continued: "The most important thing is that we bounce back, and we learn from all the mistakes we have made.
'You win as a team and lose as a team but, as an individual, you need to focus on your own qualities and make sure you try to deliver as much as you can for the team.
'This was a big game for us and a game that we should have been looking at picking up points in.
'We have to make sure we work hard this week because we can't continue like this. We have to make sure we turn up from the start and not just later on.'
3 for £30
Get down to the ticket office and get your tickets bought, lets get behind the lads
Call the ticket office on 0871 66 33 552 or see Latics.tv for full details
You can listen to the Latics Speyk podcasts now by clicking on the player here:
Date:Tuesday November 3 2009
Your Vote Counts Vital Latics Player Of The Season (Friday April 18 2014)
Early Team News - Latics v Reading (Thursday April 17 2014)
What The Bosses Say - Latics v Reading (Thursday April 17 2014)
The 12th Man - They Did Us Proud (Thursday April 17 2014)
PWU Latics Podcast - Farewell To The FA Cup (Thursday April 17 2014)
Vital Latics Wembley Coach Raffle Winners (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Any Previous? - Latics v Reading (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Meet The Ref - Latics v Reading - Craig Pawson (Wednesday April 16 2014)
25 Years - You'll Never Walk Alone (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Stephen Crainey Man Of The Match In Cup Semi (Tuesday April 15 2014)
|7.||Noel Wards Leg||59|
|3. Derby County||42||22||9||11||27||75|
|Your Vote Counts Vital Latics Player Of The Season
» Wigan : 18/04/2014
|Early Team News - Latics v Reading
» Wigan : 17/04/2014 23:52:00
|Huddersfield v Brighton (Preview)
» Brighton : 17/04/2014 23:34:00
|What The Bosses Say - Latics v Reading
» Wigan : 17/04/2014 23:30:00
|Performance Of The Century Wanted By Johnson
» Yeovil : 17/04/2014 23:24:00
|Blackburn Is Huge - Palazuelos
» Yeovil : 17/04/2014 23:13:00
|Forde Takes Player Of The Year Award
» Millwall : 17/04/2014 22:46:00