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Wigan Athletic vs Wolves preview - Caldwell a leader - Martinez

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2012 by PA124 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has paid tribute to captain Gary Caldwell, praising the way the Scot has brought together a diverse dressing room at the DW Stadium and fostered the team spirit which has helped guide the club to safety. Caldwell, who joined from Celtic in 2010, has been key to a remarkable late-season surge that has seen the Barclays Premier League outfit secure their survival in th...Full Story »

Levante vs Athletic Bilbao preview - Martinez ready for "biggest game"

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2012 by PA30 hits

Levante manager Juan Ignacio Martinez has admitted their clash with Athletic Bilbao at the Ciutat de Valencia will be the biggest game of his career. Martinez's men have an outside chance of sealing a Champions League spot next season, but they must beat Bilbao and hope results go in their favour. Seventh-placed Levante would need Malaga to lose at home to Sporting Gijon and Atletico Madrid an...Full Story »

Levante vs Granada CF preview - Martinez looking to lift Levante

Posted Saturday, April 28, 2012 by PA42 hits

Levante remain very much in the hunt for a Champions League place with just four Primera Division matches remaining, and coach Juan Ignacio Martinez is dreaming of achieving a top-four finish. In contrast to many of their rivals, Levante's run-in is relatively straightforward, but Martinez is wary of facing a Granada team this weekend which still requires a few points to guarantee survival. He...Full Story »

Wigan boss Martinez: Premier League is better than La Liga

Posted Sunday, April 15, 2012 by YAHOO Sport63 hits

Roberto Martinez believes that the Premier League is the best in the world but conceded that the two best teams on the planet hail from Spain.The Spaniard’s relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic is known for its technical ability and passing game - attributes more common in Spanish football.“It is very difficult to compare leagues, but for me the ­Premier League is still the best ...Full Story »

Wigan vs Manchester United preview - Martinez gets apology over Chelsea goals

Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2012 by PA104 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has received an apology from referees' chief Mike Riley following his side's controversial defeat at Chelsea on Saturday. Martinez claimed his relegation-threatened side were "robbed" as Chelsea struck twice from apparently offside positions to secure a 2-1 Barclays Premier League win at Stamford Bridge. The Spaniard, whose men take on Manchester United on Wednesday...Full Story »

Levante vs Atletico Madrid preview - Martinez lauds Los Granotes

Posted Sunday, April 08, 2012 by PA130 hits

Levante manager Juan Ignacio Martinez believes the success of Spanish teams in Europe lends even more credit to his side's achievements this season. Los Granotes currently sit in fifth position, ahead of Europa League semi-finalists Athletic Bilbao and this weekend's opponents Atletico Madrid, however Martinez is expecting to come under pressure from Atleti in the few remaining weeks of the sea...Full Story »

Wigan Athletic vs Stoke City preview - Martinez: Latics have new self-belief

Posted Saturday, March 31, 2012 by PA43 hits

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez believes his relegation-threatened team has been reinvigorated by last week's "historic" win over Liverpool. Latics boosted their Barclays Premier League survival chances by pulling off a shock 2-1 victory at Anfield - a result some have claimed is the club's greatest ever. Martinez's side remain in the bottom three but are just a point off the safety zone after fin...Full Story »

Levante vs Osasuna preview - No Levante target for Martinez

Posted Sunday, March 25, 2012 by PA50 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 PA66 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 PA88 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 PA53 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 PA102 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 PA497 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 PA113 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 »

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