Martinez defends Wigan trip to Tenerife

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has defended his squad over their trip to Spain.

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has defended his squad over their trip to Spain.

The Latics - who with 12 Barclays Premier League games to go are second-bottom of the table, three points adrift of safety - have been in Tenerife over the last few days.

Martinez said: "The benefits we have had over the years have been massive.

"I understand that certain pictures can send the wrong message, but the players were very professional. They took advantage of being together for such a long period and we worked a lot more than we would have done here because of the weather.

"The players and the captain especially were quick to come out and apologise if there was any wrong message sent to the fans. They have some time to rest as you would imagine, and if you can do that with a bit of sun, it really helps the bodies.

"Overall, it was a very positive time, not just for the group dynamics but also with the work we put in."

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