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What The Bosses Said - Sunderland 1-2 Latics



Wigan Athletic travelled up to Sunderland hoping to get their first win since August and they did just that in dramatic fashion with Franco Di Santo`s last gasp winner. Obviously both bosses, Latics Roberto Martinez and Sunderlands Steve Bruce, had something to say at the end of the match, lets take a look at their views on proceedings:

Latics boss Roberto Martinez:

'I feel this can be a defining moment in our season. It has to be'

'Last week I thought was a real turning point in terms of the way we performed, and if you look at the two points we dropped you see where that would put us in the table.

'We simply carried on where we left off last week.

'It was a completely different type of performance, but we showed a real maturity to know what to do to win the game.

'The season for us started last week and the competition for places we have now should give us the belief and the desire to move on from this.

'Throughout the bad run we never lost our standards, and that's very important.

'In the first 20 minutes, it was very tough and we were second best to every 50/50 ball.

'That allowed Sunderland to build a little bit of momentum and to be a threat in the final third.

'We finished the first half well, though, and that allowed us to be ourselves in the second half and the win was just rewards for that.

'To have found a performance like that after such a bad run of results speaks volumes about the players.

'We have worked very, very hard to get a positive result in the last few weeks and we've had to put up with disappointment after disappointment.

'Not being able to get that feeling that the players have deserved in recent weeks probably pushed us over the line in that last minute.

'Franco (Di Santo) came on and made a really massive impact as did James McArthur, and the difference the substitutes made shows you the character and the togetherness in the dressing room.

'I thought it was a performance that was all about what you need to come to grounds like this and get a result.

'We perhaps didn't have the dominance or the flair that we have showed in other games, but in terms of knowing what we had to do to get a result, I thought it was a joy to see the players going about their work.

'I think we'd all agree that three years ago we wouldn't have been able to get this result.

'Now we can, and that's all down to the quality of the players and what they produce on a daily basis.'


Sunderland boss Steve Bruce:

'It sums us up at home for the last four or five weeks. I can't keep coming out here and say we've created a few chances. We're not taken them chances. It's tough at the moment and I'm a resilient so and so. With the so called pressure and the fans the way they are you have to earn your money and come out fighting as they say.'



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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 27 2011

Time: 6:46PM

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massive win for you guys
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27/11/2011 21:33:00

Don't like Sunderland, at least Villa fans are quiet and wanting to fix their problems first.
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