Holloway hails Martinez approach

13 August 2010 01:30
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has been inspired by the playing style of teams managed by Roberto Martinez - and hopes to see his side demonstrate that against Wigan. The Seasiders get their maiden Barclays Premier League campaign under way with a short trip to the DW Stadium, where Martinez has tried to introduce the sort of flowing football over the last year that yielded so much success for him while manager of Swansea. It is an attacking philosophy which Holloway admires greatly and something the Bristolian is aiming to use against his Spanish counterpart when their teams go head to head. "I will be going there fully respectful of what Roberto does - the way he does it was an inspiration for me anyway when he was at Swansea," Holloway said. "I've got the utmost admiration for him and probably I'm a little bit jealous of the way he was brought up playing his way. He was a much more graceful footballer than I was. But when we go there I can assure you I'm going to make it as tough for them as I can and I'm going to try to attack them because that is what I believe in."

Source: PA

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