Keeper has faith in Wigan
May 9, 2011
Wigan Athletic are still facing a massive fight against relegation from the Premier League, but their goal keeper Ali Al Habsi reckons they have done enough to avoid the drop.
The Latics have been sitting down the wrong end of the table for virtually the entire season but Roberto Martinez has done well to keep morale high and keep them scrapping until the end.
With two games to go they are one point off safety and now face a massive Premier League relegation six-pointer against rock-bottom West Ham at the DW Stadium this weekend.
If Wigan want to avoid relegation then three points from this game is vital and they could condemn the Hammers to the Championship also, but it is dog-eat-dog coming into the business end of the season, as those looking to bet on Premier League weekend games will know.
Al Habsi, who has been one bright spark for Martinez’s team this season, told the Evening Post he thinks the draw with Aston Villa last time out could play a “huge part” going into the West Ham game and confidence took a boost as a result and the Premier League tips reflect this.
“We are playing fantastic football – not just at the moment but for most of the season. We have been unlucky at times not to get the results we have deserved, but we are not out of it yet,” the Oman stopper added.
“The team, the manager, everyone deserves to be playing in this league – and we will do everything we can to make it happen.”
Martinez recently challenged his Wigan players to step up over the remaining weeks of the season, claiming they are in control of their own destiny as they look to avoid Premier relegation on May 22nd.