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The Chile international made the switch from Championship side

Birmingham last week and is set to be included in the squad for

Tuesday’s trip to Tottenham.

But Martinez has no concerns that the 27-year-old is up to the

task.

“He has had tremendous experiences at international level,” said

the Spaniard.

“The first time I saw him was playing live at the World Cup in

South Africa.

“Since then he has taken his football to the next level; you

could see with his performances at Championship level he is ready

for this football.

“We are delighted we are getting the player we all wanted and

one who is ready to compete in the Premier League. The timing is

perfect for us.”

The player admitted Wigan’s plight at the bottom of the table

was of no concern after being convinced to move by the Latics

boss.

“Roberto told me he has been watching me for a long time and as

soon as I met with him I could feel his enthusiasm for the team and

for the future of the club, which made it a very easy decision to

make,” he told Wigan’s official website.

“I didn’t take any notice of the table or league positions; I

looked at the players at the club and the manager in charge and I

believe we are strong enough to survive in the Premier League.

“For a long time I have admired the way the team plays and the

style the manager has brought, perhaps what has been missing is a

little bit of luck which I’m sure we can earn over the remaining

games.

“We have a big game to get ready for against Tottenham and it’s

one I’m looking forward to.

“It will be tough because they are such a strong team but the

only way we’re going to make this a successful season is if we

believe, and we have to do that tonight.”

Wigan have lost their last three matches but with the team

bottom of the table Martinez pointed out that at least there could

be no doubt as to what is required.

“It is the easiest approach we could ever have – we have 16

games and they are 16 finals,” he said.

“It doesn’t matter who we are playing against or where we are

playing, it is about us competing and finding that consistency we

had in the second half of last season.

“It narrows down our approach and we have 16 games to achieve

our aim.”