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Martinez: Never any relegation anxiety at Wigan

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez admits there's never any internal pressure over their battle for survival because everyone is realistic about their achievements.

The Latics remain in the bottom three after their 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Saturday.

Martinez said: "There is no anxiety here because we are not under-achieving. It's not like we have spent a lot of money and should be in the top ten. This is where we are.

"We are over-achieving by getting to the FA Cup final and if we can play in the manner we did today then I think the club will benefit and get stronger year by year. That's our aim.

"Other clubs may be more anxious because they have not been fighting for relegation before this season. They have been in a safe place. They are not used to it. It's difficult to change their approach.

"For us, we begin each season fighting hard to get the points tally that will get us to safety and that is our aim.

"Other clubs maybe start the season looking at top ten and then from February it starts to be a relegation battle all of a sudden. That can be difficult for them."

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