Martinez wants DW fortress

The Premier League’s bottom club have two home games coming up

against Birmingham and Tottenham respectively, with their clash

against the Blues becoming an all-important relegation six-pointer.

Martinez knows the importance of their home games in keeping them

up from now till the end of the season, and has urged the fans to

create a cauldron of noise to put fear into their opponents. “We

have to make it an intimidating place to come to and show how

desperate we are for those points,” he told the club’s official

website. “Throughout our club’s history we’ve always stuck together

and become stronger. “We love to beat the odds and upset the normal

opinions in the game, and we’ll make to continue the fantastic

story of Wigan Athletic with another great challenge ahead of us.”

The Spaniard spoke of his disappointment at seeing his team

narrowly lose 1-0 at Manchester City, where Wigan came close on a

couple of occasions, but went home with nothing. “We were all

disappointed that we couldn’t get the goal we deserved towards the

end. “The fans were fantastic from the first second until the very

end. “Obviously being away from home we were outnumbered but in

terms of quality and voice throughout the game it was something to

be very proud of, a magnificent support on the day. “That’s why it

hurt so much after the game, because we couldn’t reward our fans

with the points their support deserved.”