You know what they say, football is a funny old game.
It was just two months ago when Roberto Martinez’ Wigan caused one of the biggest shocks of the season by beating Premier League leaders Chelsea 3-1 at the DW Stadium.
Contrast that to yesterday’s humiliating (that’s a massive understatement, I know) 9-1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham.
It really does make you wonder how a side, composed of basically the same eleven players, can convincingly beat the league leaders one weekend, yet still manage to lose to 4th in the table just two months later.
I just wondering what this result will do for the confidence of Wigan keeper Chris Kirkland. The former Liverpool man is currently on the verges of the England national side and with South Africa fast approaching, yesterday’s performance will not have pleased Mr Capello.
I was delighted to see that the Wigan players have this afternoon offered to refund the Latics fans who travelled to White Hart Lane yesterday. You never really see that happen in the game and I think the players have to take a lot of credit for this, however it really is the least they could have done.
I am curious to see how the Wigan players bounce back when they face Sunderland next weekend.