Wigan win excites Martinez
Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:57:00
Roberto Martinez claimed this was the start of Wigan's season after seeing his side beat West Ham 2-1 at the DW Stadium.
Martinez was particularly happy with the scorer of the opening goal Ramis - a goal that came from the sort of set-piece that West Ham were expected to trouble the Latics with.
"It was as clean a contact as you're going to see - it was a striker's strike," said Martinez.
"I don't think we're that prolific as a team at scoring from set-plays but that was as good a set-play as you are going to see so I'm very pleased with that."
The Spaniard then joked: "But I don't get satisfaction from scoring set-plays.
"We've got people on the staff who work on the set-plays - I prefer open play goals. I would give half a goal for a set-play and a full goal for open-play goals."
He added: "I'm even happier with Ivan Ramis' overall performance - the way he communicated with his team-mates. He's a real leader.
"He was captain of Mallorca for a few seasons. He attracted many teams and we are pleased he chose to come to Wigan.
"He's the type of player that you want and we're really looking forward to seeing Ivan Ramis at his full potential."