Wigan’s Martinez feels side were unlucky to be knocked out of cup



Martinez

Martinez

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez feels his team were unlucky not to find themselves still in the FA Cup this morning, after losing to an Ivan Klasnic goal to Bolton last night.

Bolton will now go through to face Fulham on Sunday but Martinez feels his much changed side were unlucky not to come away with anything.

After making nine changes, Martinez said,”It was that type of night where we didn’t get any luck Jordi Gomez hit the crossbar.”

“Nine times out of ten the quality of Jordi that hits the back of the net.

“I wouldn’t say that we played well, but I don’t think Bolton did either, but they adapted better to the pitch and they took their chances and we couldn’t.”

Martinez was also critical of his own DW Stadiums pitch, which is set to be re-laid this week.

“As a team we couldn’t adapt to the pitch but there were three good performances out there. Quite clearly we need to relay the pitch so we can play the way we know we can,” he said.

“We’re going to relay the pitch, but to be fair to our ground staff they work very hard to get the pitch playable.

“It’s too soft and we wanted to do that after the Blackburn game. We need a pitch where we can be ourselves and it’ll be fine for the Manchester United game.”

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