Wigan boss Martinez seeks momentum from amazing Cup triumph

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez hopes their FA Cup triumph gives them the momentum to beat the drop in the final games of the season.

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez hopes their FA Cup triumph gives them the momentum to beat the drop in the final games of the season.

The Latics still face a battle to stay in the Barclays Premier League in the last two games of the season, and Martinez said the win would give them a huge boost in their survival fight.

"We are going to get an incredible fight, incredible desire, to get the six points we've got left," the Spaniard said.

"But today is about today, today is about the FA Cup, today is about the victory and the trophy that we've won for Wigan Athletic. What an incredible story."

Wigan, three points adrift of safety in the relegation zone, play Arsenal on Tuesday at the Emirates Stadium before a final showdown next Sunday at home to Aston Villa.

Speaking later, Martinez said: "From a physical point of view I don't know how quickly we can recover from this. We are playing on Tuesday against Arsenal with a squad where we have six or seven players missing through injury.

"But we always face adversity and we don't moan about it. We'll get on with it. We will be brave and hopefully get the points we need to achieve our aim. It is a shame that the final couldn't be the final game of the season and we could have been enjoying and celebrating.

"Today wasn't an accident. That doesn't happen by mistake or because we were lucky. I believe we can get enough points to stay in the league which would be like winning the title. We will fight hard to get the Double.''

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