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Levante vs Osasuna preview - No Levante target for Martinez

Posted Sunday, March 25, 2012 by PA45 hits

Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez admits there is "no comparison" between qualification for the Champions League and for the Europa League, but is refusing to set a target for his side with 10 games to go. The Valencian side have been the major surprise of the season, and currently occupy the final Champions League qualifying spot in fourth thanks largely to a stunning start to the Primera Di...Full Story »

Getafe 1 : 0 Real Sociedad - Martinez the fall guy

Posted Saturday, March 17, 2012 by PA18 hits

An Inigo Martinez own-goal 10 minutes from time was enough to hand Getafe all three points in a tepid 1-0 Primera Division win over Real Sociedad. The visitors should have taken the lead after just 12 minutes as a loose ball on the edge of the area fell to Asier Illarramendi but with goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya out of position he could only sidefoot the ball wide. Miku then had just as good a ...Full Story »

Levante vs Villarreal preview - Martinez wary of Villarreal threat

Posted Sunday, March 18, 2012 by PA61 hits

Levante manager Juan Ignacio Martinez has warned his team not to underestimate the out-of-sorts Villarreal. Villarreal have taken only one point from the last 12 on offer and sit just three points above the relegation zone, whilst Levante are just two points off a Champions League place. However, Martinez told a press conference: "The rival worries me, we know that they are in a delicate momen...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs West Bromwich(WBA) preivew - Martinez demands perfection

Posted Saturday, March 17, 2012 by PA85 hits

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez believes only a perfect performance will be good enough to beat West Brom as his side begin their fight for Premier League survival. The Latics are bottom of the table with 10 games remaining having won only one game at home this season. On Saturday they face a West Brom side who have one of the best away records in the top flight, eclipsed only by league leaders...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic 0 : 2 Swansea City - Swans pile pressure on Martinez

Posted Saturday, March 03, 2012 by PA23 hits

Rock-bottom Wigan were booed off as manager Roberto Martinez suffered more misery at the DW Stadium, this time a 2-0 defeat at the hands of former club Swansea. Gylfi Sigurdsson's well-taken double either side of the interval was enough to secure a deserved triumph for Swansea, who even managed to survive the last half-hour with 10-men following the dismissal of Nathan Dyer. It means Wigan hav...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Swansea City preview - Martinez puts Swans sentiments to one side

Posted Saturday, March 03, 2012 by PA36 hits

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez admits he has great affection for former club Swansea but he hopes to send them away from the DW Stadium unhappy on Saturday. The Swans have surprised many with how well they have adapted to their first season in the Barclays Premier League. They appear to have done enough to survive, sitting 14th on 30 points, and Martinez has nothing but admiration for the team...Full Story »

Wigan vs Aston Villa preview - Martinez moving on from N'Zogbia

Posted Saturday, February 25, 2012 by PA48 hits

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez refuses to dwell on the past and believes Charles N'Zogbia, on his first return to the DW Stadium with Aston Villa, has to do the same. The French winger left the Latics in the summer having played a major part in keeping them in the Barclays Premier League. His record for Wigan was far from spectacular, with 18 goals in 90 appearances, but many of his performanc...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Everton preview - Martinez has survival in focus

Posted Saturday, February 04, 2012 by PA84 hits

Roberto Martinez feels Wigan's position may prove beneficial in the long run because their predicament is all too clear. A 3-1 defeat by Tottenham on Tuesday left the Latics three points adrift at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table and five points off safety. There is no doubt about their target for the last 15 games of the season and Martinez, who saw his side escape relegation o...Full Story »

Levante vs Zaragoza preview - Martinez rallies depleted charges

Posted Sunday, January 22, 2012 by PA98 hits

Levante boss Juan Ignacio Martinez wants his depleted side to bounce back from their midweek cup drubbing by seeing off Primera Division basement dwellers Real Zaragoza on Sunday. The Valencia side lost 4-1 to their city rivals in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final on Thursday, which followed on from last weekend's 3-0 league defeat by Athletic Bilbao. Levante remain in fourth...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Manchester City preview - City need to win titles to be great - Martinez

Posted Monday, January 16, 2012 by PA495 hits

Manchester City cannot be considered a great side until they have a cabinet full of trophies, Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has claimed. City visit the DW Stadium on Monday night and though Martinez says they are title favourites, they are still a way off the likes of Barcelona. Martinez said: "As a team what measures you as a good or a bad team is achieving things and winning titles. "What M...Full Story »

Stoke City vs Wigan preview - Martinez heads down memory lane

Posted Saturday, December 31, 2011 by PA112 hits

Wigan will make a New Year's Eve trip back to the stadium where they won their very own title last season, according to manager Roberto Martinez. The trip to the Britannia Stadium to face Stoke will be the Latics' first since Hugo Rodallega's late goal earned a 1-0 win on the final day of the campaign to keep the club in the Barclays Premier League. Wigan had been in the bottom three for much ...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Liverpool preview - Martinez wants win against Liverpool

Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by PA219 hits

Wigan cannot afford to approach Wednesday`s clash with Liverpool looking for anything other than a victory, according to manager Roberto Martinez. Athletic's form has improved over recent weeks, with a 2-1 win at West Brom followed up by an impressive 1-1 home draw with Chelsea on Saturday. Martinez`s side remain in the drop zone, though, with a poor start to the season proving difficult to re...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Chelsea FC preview - Martinez ready to attack

Posted Saturday, December 17, 2011 by PA86 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is prepared to risk another 6-0 thrashing by Chelsea in search of a win. The Londoners routed Martinez's men by that scoreline on their last visit to the DW Stadium in the second game of last season. Wigan ultimately only avoided relegation from the Barclays Premier League on the final day of the campaign and they head into the home meeting with Chelsea again in dee...Full Story »

Wigan vs Arsenal preview - Points not position the focus for Martinez

Posted Saturday, December 03, 2011 by PA95 hits

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez insists he is not overly concerned by the team's current position in the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. The Latics are 19th in the table, but for Martinez, the statistic that really matters at the moment is nine points, the amount they have accrued from their 13 league fixtures so far. Rather than worrying about being mired in the drop zone, the Spaniar...Full Story »

Martinez halfway to paradise, again

Posted Monday, November 28, 2011 by 60 hits

At the beginning of last month, young Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez scored a stunning goal from inside his own half in the Basque derby against Athletic Bilbao. As brilliant as it was, that effort proved to be a mere consolation for his side. On Sunday, however, Martinez did it again, and this time the goal could prove to be one of his team's most important this season. In the last ...Full Story »

Real Betis 2 : 3 Real Sociedad - Martinez lifts Sociedad

Posted Sunday, November 27, 2011 by PA25 hits

A stunning injury-time goal by Inigo Martinez was enough to guide Real Sociedad to only their third win of the season as they defeated fellow strugglers Real Betis 3-2 in the Primera Division despite missing a first-half penalty. Martinez struck with seconds to go from 35 yards to give Sociedad victory after they had squandered a two-goal lead late on. The visitors were 2-0 up with less than 1...Full Story »

Wigan vs Blackburn Rovers preview - Martinez looks to survival experience

Posted Saturday, November 19, 2011 by PA44 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is convinced his players' experience of last season's relegation battle will help them pull away from trouble again. Martinez's side are bottom of the Barclays Premier League with just five points after losing their last eight games. The Spaniard admits the situation is a concern but, ahead of Saturday`s vital clash against fellow strugglers Blackburn, he retains th...Full Story »

Rayo Vallecano 4 - 0 Real Sociedad - Martinez red spurs Rayo

Posted Sunday, November 06, 2011 by PA71 hits

Rayo Vallecano consigned Real Sociedad to their sixth defeat in seven games with a comprehensive 4-0 win at Las Vallecas. The game's defining incident came just over 10 minutes in when Claudio Bravo made a mess of saving Michu's shot, and Inigo Martinez was adjudged to have pulled back Andrija Delibasic as he tried to pounce on the rebound. Martinez was sent-off and Piti converted the resulting...Full Story »

Wigan vs Fulham preview - Martinez wants to repay loyal supporters

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA20 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez wants his players to reward the fans who have stayed loyal to them through a difficult couple of months with victory over Fulham. The Latics have lost six straight Barclays Premier League games, with their last points coming courtesy of a 2-0 victory over QPR back in August. Only Blackburn, who also have five points, sit beneath them but, unlike at Ewood Park where ...Full Story »

Levante vs Malaga preview - Martinez refuses to get carried away

Posted Sunday, October 16, 2011 by PA51 hits

Levante's amazing start to the season has seen them win their last four Primera Division games and sit joint-top of the table with Barcelona. However, manager Juan Ignacio Martinez refuses to get carried away with his side's current position and says that, given the financial disparity between the teams, just keeping the run going for one more week against Malaga would be a huge achievement. H...Full Story »

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