Wigan boss Martinez: Premier League deserved places in FIFA Team of Year

Wigan Athletic's Spanish manager Roberto Martinez says the Premier League deserved recognition in FIFA's Team of the Year.

Wigan Athletic's Spanish manager Roberto Martinez says the Premier League deserved recognition in FIFA's Team of the Year.

Much has also been made of the fictional Team of the Year, with all 11 players being drawn from La Liga.

Martinez, though, is quick to stick up for the Premier League.

“You have to realise that this is the best ever Barcelona team, and you also have a Real Madrid team that has taken advantage of so much investment to pip them to the league last year,” he acknowledged.

“In addition, the core of the team that has won the last three major championships with Spain come from those two clubs.

“I still feel the Premier League is still the best in the world in many, many ways, and our teams can look to Barcelona and Real Madrid as incentive to get even better.

“Remember that Chelsea won the Champions League last year, beating Barcelona along the way, so it’s not all one way.”

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