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Martinez praises Rodallega

25 Oct 2009 17:59:07

Martinez praises Rodallega

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has praised striker Hugo Rodallega after he scored twice in the 3-1 win over Burnley. The Latics ended Burnley's 100 per cent record at Turf Moor this season, despite going behind to a goal from Steven Fletcher, as Wigan's good start to the Premier League season continued. Martinez heaped praise on the 24-year-old Colombian, who signed for the club in January, saying his professional attitude is second to none. "All he wants to do is play football and to push himself to the limit, and he has the perfect attitude," he said. "As a striker, naturally his main attribute is finishing. In that respect, since the start of the season when he scored at Villa, you can see he has been full of confidence. "He plays with a smile on his face, and is someone who just needs a chance to score a goal, and we hope he can carry on in this sort of form." Latics defender Emmerson Boyce sealed the win with Wigan's third goal at Turf Moor, and he also had praise for Rodallega. "As a team player he is perfect," he said. "He is a quiet lad, but proves how talented he is on the pitch and he is full of confidence in himself in terms of his ability. "He works for the team, and when he needs to he pulls out important goals for us, proving just how vital he is for this club. "He is scoring a lot of winners, chipping in with goals when we need them, and that's what you need from a striker. "Long may it continue. If he is scoring and we're winning, then we will take that all day long."


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