MARTINEZ DELIGHTED

The Wigan athletic manager Roberto Martinez has said that he is extremely delighted with the performance of the former Chelsea striker Franco di Santo in the 2-2 draw with Stoke city during the weekend. The Argentine striker was brought to the DW stadium a few seasons ago by the manager Roberto Martinez for around £ 1 million. He has certainly benefited from the prospect of playing regular first-team football. He was one of the best players for Wigan during the final six months of an astonishing campaign last time around. Now, he has continued the good run of form this season as well.

He was one of the key members in the 2-2 draw at Stoke city during the weekend. Wigan have been working hard in order to avoid yet another poor start to the Premier league season. This 2-2 draw at Stoke city provides them with great belief going forward, although they need to tighten up at the back according to the manager Roberto Martinez. After the end of the match, he was in glowing praise of the Argentine striker, who scored in the 49th minute through a wonderful counter-attacking move. This was the fifth goal in just eight matches for Franco di Santo.

“He is a striker with a tremendous touch, great finishing and energy and I think he can be outstanding in every aspect as a centre-forward. You look at the second goal and it is as good as you are going to see in terms of centre-forward play. He is doing his duties defensively, in the counter-attack there is outstanding link-up play with his partner, and then he is as composed as you can be in the box,” said the Wigan manager after the match. Despite such efforts, Wigan still find themselves close to the relegation zone.

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