Apr 27, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​DW Stadium
WiganWigan Athletic
SpursTottenham Hotspur
Boyce (11'), McManaman (49')
Gómez (45'), Di Santo (84'), Scharner (90')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Boyce (89' og.), Bale (9')
Dawson (82')

Roberto Martinez: 'Wigan Athletic must play as a team to beat Tottenham Hotspur'

Martinez: 'We must play as team to beat Spurs'
© PA Photos
Roberto Martinez demands a team performance if Wigan Athletic are to beat Tottenham Hotspur.

Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has urged his players to work as a team in order to get anything from the home clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon.

He said that Wigan need to focus on stopping all 11 Spurs players and not just Gareth Bale, despite the Welshman being their key player.

"Tottenham can only play with 11," BBC Sport quotes Martinez as saying. "They can't play with 13 or 14.

"We all agree Bale is one of the best players in world football. He will always bring an extra threat.

"However, if you want to beat a team like Spurs, with Bale or not, you need a very good level of performance."

Wigan, in 18th, are three points behind Aston Villa but have a better goal difference.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez smiles prior to kick off in the match against Manchester City on April 17, 2013
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