UK time is: 06:00:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

What The Bosses Said - Fulham 2-1 Latics


Wigan Athletic lost at Fulham yesterday after leading 1-0 at half time courtesy of Jason Scotlands first Premier League goal for the Latics, unfortunately a couple of lapses of concentration cost dearly as Fulham were gifted two goals and ultimately the three points.

After the game both managers spoke to the press, lets see what they had to say for themselves:

Latics boss Roberto Martinez:

'If you drop your concentration in games like we did in the second-half you'll get punished in this league, we came to Fulham with a brave and positive approach, worked very hard and got our noses in front. Then, all of a sudden, two lapses of concentration in the second-half really cost us.

'It's disappointing because our performance deserved more, but it was a self-inflicted defeat and that's the hard part to take.

'We knew Fulham were going to push us for an equaliser after the break and we conceded through our own faults.

'You have to stay concentrated in those circumstances and stay on top of the game.

'The hardest part of the game is to get in-front, which we did. But after that we gave two goals away and made it difficult to get back into the game.

'We had to change things round a few times to try and find new ways through Fulham.

'They were getting behind the ball quickly which made it difficult to expose them, and I don't think we got into the right positions enough after going behind to threaten them.

'When you're outplayed and opened up by teams you accept that you were second-best, but to gift the opposition two goals that lose you the game is difficult to take.'

The one big highlight of the day was Jason Scotland's first league goal for Wigan Athletic; a clean left-footed strike that Mark Schwarzer couldn't deal with, and the gaffer was delighted for the striker;

'Scoring from open-play against Fulham is not an easy task, and so I was delighted with his strike.

'Jason deserves that for the hard-work he's done in every role he's played.

'Getting the first-goal in a game is always important and so we're all delighted for Jason, it's just a shame it couldn't have been rewarded with three points to go with it.'


To watch the Martinez interview visit bbc.co.uk


Fulham boss Roy Hodgson:

'The first-half performance was way below the levels we set ourselves, but I know how much our players are putting into the Europa League matches and I wasn't surprised.

'But the players dug deep, and that speaks volumes for their character.

'Bobby Zamora is suffering with a kicked achilles, but I'll be very disappointed if he isn't fit to face Wolfsburg.'


To watch the Hodgson interview visit bbc.co.uk






Bookmark and Share






You can listen to the Latics Speyk podcasts now by clicking on the player here:











Latics Speyk Car Stickers Have Arrived

Vital Wigan are pleased to announce that the Latics Speyk car stickers have arrived anyone who wants one follow the instructions in this link

Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site


Vital Latics - Bringing you the Latics Speyk car stickers and the podcasts

It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved








Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 5 2010

Time: 11:57AM

Your Comments

I still blame the kit!!!
worbo
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Stats: Derby County v Wigan Athletic (Saturday October 25 2014)

The Team Sheets - Derby v Latics (Saturday October 25 2014)

Derby v Latics - Big Game Preview (Saturday October 25 2014)

Early Team News - Derby v Latics (Saturday October 25 2014)

What The Bosses Say - Derby v Latics (Friday October 24 2014)

12th Man - Is It Time For A Change? (Friday October 24 2014)

Any Previous? - Derby v Latics (Thursday October 23 2014)

PWU Latics Podcast - All M*A*S*H*ed Up (Thursday October 23 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 219
2. loudmouthblue 130
3. russialatic 115
4. Thorpyness 100
5. hindleymonwafc 94
6. Pauvre Jean 82
7. riddy 69
8. Whittleblue 68
9. Lazysid 61
10. albert jckson 57

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 0 - 0 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Rotherham 14 4 5 5 -3 17
17. Huddersfield 14 4 5 5 -6 17
18. Leeds Utd 14 4 4 6 -4 16
19. Wigan 14 3 6 5 -1 15
20. Fulham 14 4 2 8 -6 14
21. Brighton 14 2 7 5 -3 13
22. Bolton 14 3 2 9 -11 11

Breaking League News

Karanka happy with display
Middlesbrough : 25/10/2014 23:11:00
Rotherham : 25/10/2014 22:28:00
Honours even between challengers
Middlesbrough : 25/10/2014 22:06:00
Eight Bar Blues..as Cherries hit record
Bournemouth : 25/10/2014 21:54:00
McClean Double Downs Derby
Derby County : 25/10/2014 21:46:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Derby
Suggested By:  Burt Bacharach
Scott Carson 1%
James Tavernier 0%
Leon Barnett 0%
Rob Kiernan 0%
Maynor Figueroa 0%
Emyr Huws 0%
Don Cowie 0%
Adam Forshaw 0%
Callum McManaman 0%
Roger Espinoza 33%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 0%
James McClean 66%