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Martinez proud of Wigan despite rollercoaster of emotions

Roberto Martinez was proud of his Wigan Athletic side following their final match in the Premier League on Sunday.

The relegated FA Cup champions drew 2-2 at home with Aston Villa after eight years in the top flight, prompting Martinez to speak positively about what the club has achieved during their time at the top.

"I'm very proud. When you enjoy the moments that we had with our fans, you can only feel proud," he told Sky Sports.

"It's been an emotional week. We're always a unique football club, we've been doing that season after season. Even in relegation, we have to do it in the most unique way - winning the FA Cup and getting relegated, the first team that has ever done that.

"It's been a rollercoaster of emotions this week but when you have the supporters that we have, they are the reason why we are so proud of our football club.

"We need to get stronger in the league and regain our Premier League status. I think, over the last eight seasons, we've made sure everyone knows Wigan Athletic belongs at this level."

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