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Martinez - We Defied The Odds (8/1)

12 May 2013 12:11:18

Martinez - We Defied The Odds (8/1)

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez paid a glowing tribute to his side after they stunned Manchester City to win the FA Cup final at Wembley.

Roberto Martinez: "It's an incredible moment. At half-time we were all really down as we thought we had played really well in the first half.

"There was a real feeling of maybe we had wasted our opportunity, but this group of players keep on fighting.

"I was thinking about extra-time and how to use the extra man advantage. It was incredible seeing the goal going in.

"When you are a football club you dream of playing at Wembley, and today we saw the underdogs play with incredible bravery, incredible belief and they defied the odds again. That's the FA Cup.

"Callum McManaman has been through a lot in the last few months. I always said he is one of the biggest diamonds in British football at his very young age. He is a man for the big occasions.

"He hasn't got many starts under his belt but he was typifying what Wigan Athletic is. I couldn't be prouder for him.

"He is not fussed about anything. He is not one of those who wants to wear the best shoes or drive the best cars. He comes in, give him a football and he is a happy man. That's the way he plays.

"The one-to-one situation was a real threat for us all afternoon. It was a very good performance.

"What an incredible story.

"The chairman broke his leg in 1960 and today, finally, it's finished business for him."

Source: Manchester City MAD


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