Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

What The Boss Said - Middlesbrough 0 Latics 0

What The Boss Said - Middlesbrough 0 Latics 0




Following last nights goalless draw at the Riverside Stadium between the Latics and Middlesbrough, both bosses spoke to the media about the game, let's take a look at what they had to say:

Latics boss Uwe Rösler - 'We should have won the game.

'We were the stronger team, especially in the second half and the only chances Middlesbrough had, came from them capitalising on the one or two mistakes we made.

'Middlesbrough are a very good footballing side, but they didn't cause us any real problems.

'However, I thought we started the game too slowly and although we thought we looked good we are a side that is more dangerous when we speed up the play.

'The boys responded to a slow first half by coming out and playing much quicker after the break, but it felt as though we wasted those first 45 minutes.

'We'll take the point and focus now on Charlton Athletic this weekend, aiming to preserve our strong home record, playing with more urgency.

'If we want to gain promotion to the Premier League this season then we need to start games a lot better than we did against Middlesbrough, and force ourselves to play a higher tempo.

'When we do that things will go our way and we are a much better side.'


Uwe Rösler pointing the way

By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic


Boro boss Aitor Karanka - 'The game was not a good one for us

'It was difficult as Wigan are a good team.'

'We did not play with personality and we did not do enough to win the game'

'But when you cannot win a game it is important that you do not lose it.'


Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams suffered a nasty Achiles injury whilst stretching for the ball in the first half, the Australia international was stretchered off and it doesn`t look good as far as the World Cup is concerned for the 25 year old

On Williams Karanka said - 'They will check him and we will know more soon but it looks like a very serious injury for Rhys'

'His face and the doctor's face were not good. He was crying and I feel sympathy for him.

'It is very bad injury for him. I hope he will recover as soon as possible because he had a big chance to play in the World Cup so that will be a big incentive for him.

'All our feelings are with him, mine, the team's, the staff's. He will get all the support we can give him.'

Williams missed the 2010 World Cup in South Africa due to injury, so all our best wishes from Vital Latics go to him for a speedy recovery and hopefully he'll make the finals.



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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Wednesday January 29 2014
Time: 1:08PM

Comments

0
Not a bad point away at Middlesbrough
worbo
29/01/2014 13:12:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Sky's 10 In 10 - Who Features?

Sky Sports being their festive 10 in 10 this week, so who features in the football screening overload for 2016/17?

FA Cup 3rd Round Draw - It's Latics v Forest

The Latics have been drawn at home in the 3rd round of the FA cup and they will face fellow Championship side Nottingham Forest

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

Video Highlights - Wigan Athletic 0 Derby County 1

All the highlights from Latics home defeat to Derby County:

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man Of The Match v Derby
Suggested By: Craig Davies
Jussi Jaaskelainen7%
Luke Garbutt3%
Jake Buxton22%
Craig Morgan4%
Stephen Warnock1%
Shaun MacDonald1%
David Perkins42%
Max Power12%
Jordi Gomez1%
Michael Jacobs6%
Yanic Wildschut1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!77
2.Whittleblue52
3.Thorpyness51
4.Moonay40
5.Ihaventaclue37
6.BrickLatic37
7.scotdave33
8.hindleymonwafc27
9.nottinghamlatic26
10.Barry W25
Write for Vital Football