Martinez happy for Wigan to embrace FA Cup run

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez says they're embracing their FA Cup run.

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez says they're embracing their FA Cup run.

Other managers might view their upcoming tie against Everton as a distraction but Martinez thinks it is of huge benefit.

The Spaniard said: "It will help now. We have been making nine, eight, six changes in the FA Cup but there are two big lessons to get out of it.

"First the youngsters at the club are getting a good education so when they play in the first team they are ready and, second, the FA Cup success has helped us in the confidence and belief we bring into the league.

"So far in the fight both competitions have gone hand in hand

"We need to make sure we don't let the FA Cup get in the way of our play in the Premier League, but this is only the second time we have faced a quarter-final in the FA Cup in our history.

"It is a special moment and the fans are all excited, we are excited."

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