Martinez laments Wigan start
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez was left bitterly disappointed with
his side’s poor start in their comprehensive 4-0 home defeat to
After playing so well in beating fellow strugglers Reading 3-0
last week, the last thing the Latics needed was to fall behind so
early in the match, but were up against it after only two
“The first goal showed a real lack of concentration as Downing
had a free header in the six-yard box,” he said.
“The first 20 minutes we were very soft and defensively nowhere
near where we needed to be.
“That (first) goal had a snowball effect on our
Martinez denied not having a method of negating the threat of
Luis Suarez, with the Uruguayan’s hat-trick costing them
“If you look at the stats at the end we had as many shots on
target as they had but the performance of Pepe Reina had a bigger
effect on the result than us stopping Luis Suarez,” he added.