Roberto Martinez is looking to make history this weekend and bring Wigan their first bit of silverware in their history. The Spanish manager says he will only savour the occasion, if they win.
“Finals are important games that you can only enjoy if you achieve the result that you want. Everyone is very proud of the achievement of getting to the final and nothing will change that. Qualifying for the Europa League has been a big target for us since I arrived at the football club, and I made sure that everyone knew that we were working towards that. Once you reach a final you can only enjoy it, savour the day and savour the occasion, if you win it. “
Martinez is under no illusion of the task facing Wigan this Saturday and is hoping to finally be on a winning team against City for the first time since taking the Latics job.
“I am because the team is playing well at the moment. Yes, Manchester City are the favourites and rightly so, but I feel that every time we have played them of late we have been very close to getting a positive result, we were especially unfortunate the last time we played them. There is a big difference between playing against a team like Manchester City and being a good team or a winning team, that’s probably what we have missed so far and that is the challenge for the final. We know we can play well against Manchester City but now the next step is to be a winning team against Manchester City.”
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