Date:Sunday October 2 2011
Following the defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday, Latics boss Roberto Martinez spoke about being careless in possession, he wasn`t wrong, both Villa goals came from sloppy mistakes by Latics players, but we were never really threatening any way.
Although the players put effort in it was all too much huff, puff but nowhere to go, they looked flat and there wasn`t any real spark in the team, Martinez says by the time we play Bolton, due to the international break, there will be players back from injury and that will allow him to freshen up the team, here`s hoping.
Lets take a look at what the boss told the official website: 'We started with a real focus and imposed ourselves on the game early succession of corners, but we began giving away possession too cheaply and were heavily punished.
'Goals change the dynamic of games and once they (Aston Villa) had taken the lead we began banging our heads against a wall - trying to do the right things but ultimately letting ourselves down by being careless in possession, something we usually pride ourselves on.
'But I can't fault the desire and determination by the players to get back in the game, and in the second-half there were opportunities for us to get a goal that would have changed the game.'
'It's important now that we continue trying to reach those high standards we've set at the club and use the competition in the squad to get better.
'The attitude is there we just need to gain a better understanding of what to do in certain situations; you have to be perfect in games otherwise you'll be punished as we were today.
'Today, we gave a lot but didn't get anything back because in the key moments we were careless, but we'll learn from the experience and make sure it doesn't happen again.'
'The international break has come at a good time for us; it'll allow us to get bodies back, refreshed and begin preparations for Bolton Wanderers.
'We'll have people coming back from injury and suspension which will add to the competition in the squad and sharpen our focus to avoid mistakes that cost us today.'
Definitely need something to stimulate the players
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
Date:Sunday October 2 2011
Latics Snap Up Manchester City Youngster On Loan (Tuesday July 22 2014)
The Latics Are All Kitted Out (Tuesday July 22 2014)
Chris McCann On Road To Recovery (Monday July 21 2014)
Fixture Change Affects Latics Fans Charity Walk (Monday July 21 2014)
Coach Caldwell Signs On For Another Year (Friday July 11 2014)
Vital Latics World Cup Prediction Comp 10/07/14 (Thursday July 10 2014)
Latics v Besiktas Switched To The DW Stadium (Thursday July 10 2014)
Latics Announce Signing Of Don Cowie (Thursday July 10 2014)
Roving Reporter At The Latics Training Ground (Thursday July 10 2014)
Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Latics Game Switch (Wednesday July 9 2014)
|21. Sheff Wed||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Poll Result: Do Birmingham Need Another Striker?
» Birmingham : 22/07/2014 20:05:00
|RUFC - Worrall Leaves Millers
» Rotherham : 22/07/2014 19:53:00
|LUFC Leeds right to pull out of deal for defender
» Leeds Utd : 22/07/2014 19:25:00
|Forest Hunt Loan!
» Forest : 22/07/2014 18:54:00
|LUFC Leeds United Team v Mansfield Town
» Leeds Utd : 22/07/2014 18:46:00