Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

What The Bosses Said - Latics 0 QPR 0

What The Bosses Said - Latics 0 QPR 0




Latics and QPR played out a goalless draw in their Championship playoff semi final 1st leg last night, in a tight game chances were few and far between, with the tension of the occasion getting the better of both sides as neither were prepared to go hell for leather with so much at stake. Now it's all down to Monday night's return leg at Loftus Road with the tie evenly balanced.

After the game, both managers spoke to the media, let's take a look at what they had to say:

Latics boss Uwe Rösler - 'Overall, I felt they came here to get a draw and they got that, but the pressure is on them now and I still count our chances as 50:50'

'We controlled the game, we passed the ball but in the decisive moments we were perhaps not quite brave enough to put the bodies into the box when we got crosses in from the side.

'We had chances, Jordi Gomez and Marc-Antoine Fortune both had very good chances.

'I don't think QPR had a chance, we can do better but we are right in the tie and we are on track.'

'I think they came here to get a result and they got a result but now they'll have to come out a little bit more at home to win the tie'

'They doubled up on our wing-backs, James Perch and Jean Beausejour, and it worked effectively but they didn't hurt us very much over the majority of the game.

'It's [going to be] an open game and we have players who can cause any opposition problems.

'It was a very tight game tonight between two even teams and we move on and look forward to Monday now, anything can happen.'



QPR boss Harry Redknapp - 'The tie is still very even.

'We might have a very slight advantage because we're at home, with our fans behind us, but it's still up in the air.

'They're very dangerous, as they showed at Loftus Road earlier this season, so we're expecting another tough game.

'We've given ourselves a decent chance though by getting a good result here tonight.'

'It was a tough game, just as we expected.

'I picked an open team because I thought we could come here and win the game.

'We had to defend for long spells, which we did well, and when we got on the ball I thought we had control.

'There weren't a lot of chances in the game.

'We stuck at it well; we stayed in the game; and we`re pleased to have come away with a good first leg result."





Check out this weeks Latics podcast, there are three exclusives with Ali Al Habsi, Uwe Rösler and Jordi Gomez giving us their thoughts ahead of teh QPR game, Ali also comments that he is enjoying the rivalry, Uwe says that preparations are underway for next season taking in to account both possible scenarios and Jordi lets us know where he is up to with his new contract.

Contents: Welcome from a special guest, Ballet Al Habsi! (1:00); Blackburn v Latics reserves (3:38); reality check update (11:50); doing the Chunk Shuffle (13:25); QPR playoffs preview including a quick word with Uwe (16:35), guest punditry from Adam Boxer (21:25) and polarised predictions (30:40); Gareth meets his hero, Jordi Gomez (35:58)

The podcast can be listened to by clicking the embedded player below or downloaded to listen at you leisure by visiting www.buzzsprout.com






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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Saturday May 10 2014
Time: 5:24PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Roll on Monday
worbo
10/05/2014 17:28:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Dan Burn Becomes Latics Third Addition Of The Summer

Wigan Athletic have officially announced that Fulham defender Dan Burn will join the Latics on the 1st July when his current contract with the Cottagers expires

Two More Games Added To Wigan Athletic Preseason List

Wigan Athletic have added to ore games to their preseason schedule

Dan Burn Could Make The Latics Too Hot To Handle

Will Grigg may be on fire but the latest player linked with a move to the Latics has a scorching name of his own, former Fulham and Darlington defender, Dan Burn

Wigan Athletic £179 Season Ticket Offer - Get It Snapp

Latics fans are being urged to purchase their season ticket, for what promises to be another exciting campaign, before the early purchase window closes on Thursday June the 30th

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)

Where Do We Need Strengthening The Most
Suggested By: Gary Caldwell
Goalkeeper15%
Right Back22%
Left Back0%
Dentre Back13%
Midfield0%
Attack50%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Barry W75
2.HarryLatic35
3.Noel Wards Leg34
4.Moonay33
5.scotdave33
6.Whittleblue29
7.Jonny_SuffolkLatic26
8.Yon Mon25
9.TRUE BELIEVER24
10.nottinghamlatic19