DW Stadium

Next Game

Wigan v Reading

Saturday, 09 August 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Spotland Stadium

Last Game

Rochdale 2 - 1 Wigan

Saturday, 19 July 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

Martinez: Earn Wembley place

Roberto Martinez has warned his Wigan players that their Wembley places will be in jeopardy if they underperform in the league.

Last Updated: 15/03/13 at 16:20 Post Comment

Roberto Martinez: Says Premier League survival remains the priority for Wigan

Roberto Martinez: Says Premier League survival remains the priority for Wigan

The Latics have reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the first time in their history but Martinez has left no-one in any doubt of the club's priority - survival.

"The moment you, as a player, lose your focus you lose any involvement in the cup so it is a very straightforward situation," said the Spaniard.

"What is important is now everyone has a unique opportunity, a great prize, to play at Wembley which is a great reward for any player in their career.

"Clearly every place is up in the air and the next three games in the league is going to be where the positions for Wembley are going to be decided.

"The best way to prepare for Wembley is with your level in the league and I don't see it as a distraction at all. I see it as an opportunity for players to be rewarded with their good form in the league.

"Believe me, no-one will lose their focus here of what is the priority and that is the league."

Martinez believes the Latics are embroiled in the toughest relegation battle of his four-year reign at the DW Stadium, with just 10 points separating 10th-placed Fulham and bottom side QPR.

"The teams in the bottom three I don't think are going to stay there, there will be other teams involved and it will go down to the final day once more," he said.

You can only watch the best Premier League coverage here on Sky Sports. Watch Wigan Athletic v Newcastle United exclusively live on Sky Sports 1HD, 3D and Sky Go from 3.30pm on Sunday 17th March. Click here for more details

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Liverpool's Adam Lallana could miss start of Premier League with knee injury

Adam Lallana looks set to miss the start of the new Premier League season after suffering a knee injury in training.

Liverpool: Fara Williams welcomes Steven Gerrard contract news

Fara Williams reckons the contract set to be handed to Steven Gerrard will give Liverpool supporters a huge boost.

Transfer news: Sunderland sign Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea

Sunderland have completed the signing of Holland left-back Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea on a four-year deal.

Mail Box

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

It Isn't Easy Supporting Spurs, You Know

We have a long mail about the travails of supporting Spurs, plus Friday thoughts on Marko Marin, marketing, victory v beauty, travelling and vanishing sprays...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property