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What The Boss Says - Latics 1-1 Everton




Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez was philosophical following yesterdays 1-1 draw with Everton at the DW Stadium, a game that the Latics really needed to win and really should have won.

The point keeps the club in the bottom three, albeit on goal difference, but it could have been oh so different, the Latics took the lead in the 21st minute and created several more chances to increase the lead before Everton were awarded a 78th minute penalty.

Speaking on Sky Sports Martinez said: 'It is disappointing because we couldn't get the three points but we knew it was going to be a very difficult game, Everton showed the experience they have got and what a competitive side they are.

'I see it as another point. I don't think we could afford to lose today.

'Unfortunately it is going to take the fight to the last week of the season but I think that is what we expected.

'It is a real fight, a real challenge. We have got three games to go and I feel we are capable of getting points against anyone.

'I saw great character and great bravery today.

'We see it as a phenomenal challenge. Everyone expected Wigan to go down and we are really excited to try to defy the odds.'


Speaking about Latics striker Hugo Rodallega giving away the late penalty that allowed Everton the chance to get the equaliser, Martinez said that the Colombian was devastated and TV coverage showed Rodallega leaving the pitch at full time in tears.

Martinez continued: 'Hugo is devastated, as you can imagine'

'Those are incidents that happen. Prior to that he had made three great actions at corners, defending with great aggression.

'Hugo has won so many points for us and will carry on winning points for us. That is the nature of the game and we will support him.'



To watch Roberto Martinez`s interview following the Everton game visit skysports.com


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Date:Sunday May 1 2011

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