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Jordi Gomez - It's Taken Three Years



Wigan Athletic midfield man Jordi Gomez has spoken to Spanish speaking news outlet MUNDODEPORTIVO.com about life in the Premier League and at the Latics

Gomez came through the ranks at Barcelona C and then Espanyol B, where he played alongside Javi Marquez and the Latics man says he keeps a close eye on how his former team mates are fairing.

Gomez of course got his first taste of English football whilst on loan at Swansea, he said he'd no hesitation following manager Roberto Martinez to the Latics from the Swans once a fee had been agreed with Espanyol, Gomez said: 'I liked the experience in England, when Roberto Martinez said come and join me at Wigan in the Premier League I had no hesitation'

Gomez reveals that it was difficult to settle at first, the playing style that the club, the players and the fans were used to was totally alien to what was now expected under Martinez, he continued: 'When I came to Wigan the team was accustomed to the long ball, that process of change in philosophy was complicated. But little by little, this has been changing.'

'It is true that when I arrived at Wigan fans and players were not accustomed to having the ball on the ground and possession, but to have it up and see what happens. It has been a change of philosophy.'


Gomez also says that it has taken him three years to get the fans on his side, he said: 'Three years ago when I first arrived I thought 'this is going to be tough, changing the way they watch football.' I've had it hard, good results have been needed from me on the field and I've needed to score goals'.

Gomez also commented on last season and the great feat to turn around from the eight game losing streak to achieve the magnificent victories at the end of the season to guarantee survival with a game still left to play, he said: 'We had a bad streak, losing 8 games in a row. But we had confidence and eventually got results against big like Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool. Nobody gave us a chance but we achieved safety with games left. It was a great feat'

And for the future? The Latics will be fine, Gomez say's 'Put your hand in the fire: the next season the 'Latics' will not suffer much.'

I think he means we will be ok next season!

Jordi Gomez - Goals and good performances

By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic

The original article can be found at www.mundodeportivo.com



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Date:Thursday June 14 2012

Time: 10:12AM

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