Cleverley impressed with character

07 December 2010 08:26
Tom Cleverley was impressed with the character shown by the Latics at the weekend as they twice came from a goal behind against a good Stoke City side. Speaking to the club's official website, the attacking midfielder said: "We showed a lot of character against a team who are usually very good at holding onto leads. So from that point of view we're very happy."  "I think we've played very well at home lately to be fair and we were maybe a bit unlucky not to get all three points against Stoke. It was a tough game, and a draw at the end of the day probably suits both sides. "There could very easily have been more than four goals but both goalkeepers managed to pull off some fantastic saves at both ends." The England under 21 international was also pleased to get on the score sheet for the second time in as many matches. He added: "It's always a big confidence boost when you get on the score-sheet and I feel as though I'm really expressing myself at the moment, growing in confidence and very happy all around. "As a creative midfielder you have to create opportunities for your team-mates and try to get a few goals yourself." Cleverley also revealed the importance that manager Roberto Martinez has attributed to the seven games that the Latics will paly over the Christmas period. "The gaffer has said that the next seven games are massive for us and we'll be treating them all as cup finals," added Cleverley. "The Everton game is no different, we'll get there with the same attitude and with a lot of confidence after a solid performance against Stoke." CLICK HERE FOR THE MESSAGEBOARD