McCarthy backing for Martinez

23 August 2010 09:38
Youngster James McCarthy has offered his support to under fire Latics boss Roberto Martinez after seeing the club make the worst ever start to a Premiership season by any club. For as much as a 6-0 hammering by Champions Chelsea is hurtful, a 4-0 home defeat to newly promoted Blackpool on the opening day of the season is unforgivable. The two resuelts combined give you the worst ever start to a Premiership season by any club in the history of the competition. Next in the competition is a visit to Tottenham, the same side that put nine past the Latics last year. Things don't look too rosy for the Latics, and although after Spurs comes a somewhat easier run of games, morale will more than likely have been shook. However James McCarthy, fiercely loyal to his managers, has offered kind words of support to under fire Martinez. He said: "I don't want to get involved in that, but everybody is backing the manager. He is a great manager. "We've suffered two defeats and hopefully we can now lift ourselves and kick on on Tuesday. We'll go there and try and give it our all. "Of course, the manager isn't happy and rightly so. Conceding five goals in the second half is not acceptable and we need to address that. We just need to work on the training ground. I'm sure it's as simple as that." As daft as it may sound at the present moment, I would agree with James McCarthy. Martinez has a plan for the Latics and I think he is struggling to enact that plan as the club finds itself a little thin on numbers. What is frustrating is the fact that Martinez is too heavily drawn by the big games. He focusses all his teams attention on getting the big results against the big teams. Perhaps he would be better served ensuring a much easier three points at home to Blackpool? CLICK HERE FOR THE MESSAGEBOARD