Wigan boss Martinez: Kone joy to work with

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is full of praise for striker Arouna Kone. Martinez will lose Kone next month to Ivory Coast's African Nations Cup campaign.

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is full of praise for striker Arouna Kone.

Martinez will lose Kone next month to Ivory Coast's African Nations Cup campaign.

He said: “He has been a joy to work with. I have never seen a foreign player arrive in England and adapt so quickly.

“He has incredible finishing ability and technical quality.

“Arouna had a long period when he wasn’t involved with the national team, and that was hard because he loves representing his country. When he is happy, we are happy, and I am very pleased he is back in their squad.”

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