Martinez: Latics need a break

BY foxsports • October 4, 2011

The Latics have suffered four successive defeats in the Premier League to slip to 18th in the table after previously picking up five points from their opening three matches. Martinez is also missing key players due to injury and feels the respite from club action could prove to be beneficial for his Wigan side following Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa. "You never want to stop a good momentum, but I don't think we can say we have that," he told the Evening Post. "So in that respect it's maybe a good time to be having an international break. "It gives us time to work hard to get everyone back on the field, and try to regain that competition for places that has served us well." The Wigan boss is not panicking about the club's current standing in the table and feels small margins have contributed to his side's current points total. He added: "We always talk about small margins for error in the Premier League, and that is the case again this season. "We are sitting there on five points from our seven games, but it could so easily have been seven points had we converted our penalty at Swansea. "That puts you in a completely different position, and we need to force those margins our way. Once we do that, we'll be fine."

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