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Kev on Wigan

Posted on 19 November 2009  - 12:00

Kevin Bond has warned we must be wary of a Wigan Athletic side capable of beating anybody on their day when they visit the Lane on Sunday.

Kev on Wigan

Kevin Bond has warned we must be wary of a Wigan Athletic side capable of beating anybody on their day when they visit the Lane on Sunday.

Roberto Martinez's side have proved how good they can be, becoming the first team this season to beat table-toppers Chelsea and also winning 2-0 at Aston Villa in impressive fashion on the opening day.

But they are a difficult side to predict, with disappointments coming in the form of a 1-0 home defeat against struggling Wolves back in August, and a 4-0 thumping at the hands of bottom club Portsmouth last month.

Therefore, our assistant manager believes we need only concentrate on our own game so that we are ready for whatever the Latics have to throw at us.

Kevin said: "Wigan are perhaps a work in progress at the minute with a new manager, some new players and playing in a style that perhaps they weren't playing in before.

"Some weeks I think they've been awesome, playing some great football and playing teams off the park to a degree.

"Other times they've been beaten when perhaps they shouldn't have been, so they need that sort of consistency that everybody looks for.

"But on their day they've beaten the best in the country, so we won't be taking them for granted and we know that we'll have a tough match on our hands and need to play well ourselves - that's what we'll concentrate on."

In terms of how we will look to go about our business, Kevin admits the free-flowing, dangerous attacking play we became known for in the early part of this season is what the team strives for.

But at the same time, he feels the doggedness and defensive resolve that has helped get us results against the likes of Sunderland more recently is not to be frowned upon if it means three priceless points.

Kevin added: "We haven't been at our best recently but we've still managed to get victories when maybe we wouldn't have in the past, so that's something very positive.

"Of course we'd like to get back to be pleasing on the eye, knocking the ball about, creating chances and looking a real threat.

"Perhaps we haven't done that so much of late but we'll certainly try our best to get back to playing that way if we can."

This exclusive interview in full is available now on Spurs TV Online, as Kevin also rounds up all the news from the international break including our young players out on loan and the latest on Carlo Cudicini.

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