Wigan boss Bruce won't man-mark Man City dazzler Robinho

Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce admits they can't afford to focus on Manchester City star Robinho today. "There's no real specific orders to do anything with Robinho," Bruce said. "When you're playing against the likes of Robinho, the Arsenal boys or the Manchester United boys, you've got to be at your best. "When you're up against Robinho, Jo, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Elano in behind them, the one thing you've got to do is defend well. "You want your defenders to pit their wits against these players and we have defended well of late.

Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce admits they can't afford to focus on Manchester City star Robinho today.

"There's no real specific orders to do anything with Robinho," Bruce said.

"When you're playing against the likes of Robinho, the Arsenal boys or the Manchester United boys, you've got to be at your best.

"When you're up against Robinho, Jo, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Elano in behind them, the one thing you've got to do is defend well.

"You want your defenders to pit their wits against these players and we have defended well of late.

"Our players have risen to the challenge of that over the last eight months in particular, especially against the big boys, and this is another big challenge for us.

"We've got to keep them quiet on the day and then see if we can impose ourselves on them because we've got something going the other way as well, and I hope we can cause them a few problems."

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