on...a dramatic win
"It was a frustrating night until late on. I can understand if Wigan are frustrated as well because they gave it absolutely everything, they created chances, and always looked dangerous."

on...the art of winning away from home
"This is the kind of game a year ago we would have lost 1-0, but instead we won it 1-0. Even this season we lost 1-0 at Manchester City, a game we should have won three times more than we did here. This was a much more difficult game. At West Ham they had one shot on goal, yet again we lost 1-0. I think we have learned not to make mistakes."

on...his young team's learning curve
"Overall, I feel the team has learned quickly and is improving every week. They show great spirit, great resilience, fight very hard, and that is why we maybe got the result. We have played better combining football than we did in this game, but I like it when my team can win a game like that. I've tried to instil that into the players. It's what we have been missing."

 

 

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