Timing of break frustrates Martinez

11 October 2010 05:13
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has bemoaned the timing of the international break - but hopes his men can pick up where they left off on Saturday.[LNB] Latics beat Wolves 2-0 on 2 October and will be looking to continue their encouraging form when the Premier League resumes this weekend.[LNB]However, Martinez feels the fortnight off can disrupt a team's momentum, with many players jetting off around the world to play for their countries.[LNB]Martinez admits it is frustrating, having also gone into the previous international break after a 1-0 victory at Tottenham.[LNB]"It's the same situation that followed the Spurs game," he told the Wigan Observer.[LNB]"We got ourselves a fantastic win and then went into an international break. [LNB]"But as usual we're going to work hard to make best out of a bad situation, regenerating the bodies and preparing them for the next game."[LNB]Martinez believes Wigan's squad is stronger than at any time they have been in the Premier League and although results may not yet be backing up that assertion - Latics are currently 14th with just two victories - the manager can see improvements.[LNB]"You can see the concentration on the players' faces because they know the competition in the squad is fierce and they need to perform to keep their place," he said.[LNB]"The options we have in the squad at the moment and the strength on the bench is something I don't think we've ever had during our time in the Premier League."

Source: Team_Talk