Wigan Athletic's Spanish Manager Roberto Martinez acknowledges the supporters at the end of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wigan Athletic at The Emirates Stadium in London on May 14, 2013. Martinez was in a state of shock after Wigan became the first team to win the FA Cup yet be relegated from English football's top-flight in the same season following a 4-1 Premier League loss away to Arsenal.
The FA Cup gave us a bit of hope to finish the season in the league on a real high. The youngsters came in and gave us a different sense of confidence ... It was great to win the FA Cup — that will live forever for the fans. Today is really disappointing, but it is something we can rectify. It's a difficult time but it's time to look back, get stronger and prepare for the future.
We've had an incredible eight years in the Premier League, and we have to take the good things from last few years, and there are many ... We'll bounce back, as we always do at Wigan. We're on a fantastic financial footing, we have huge assets and a philosophy for the long-term.
The FA Cup gave us a bit of hope to finish the season in the league on a real high, the youngsters came in and gave us a different sense of confidence ... It was great to win the FA Cup — that will live forever for the fans. Today is really disappointing but it is something we can rectify. It's a difficult time but it's time to look back, get stronger and prepare for the future.More quotes »
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