Latics boss Paul Cook talks to iFollow Latics after Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round win against West Ham United.
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Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook spoke to iFollow Latics after Saturday's Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round win over West Ham United.
Post-match, Cook said:
"As a manager you just want your team to turn up. You can’t win every game but if your team turns up and plays well that’s all you can ask for. They did that today and are a credit to the club.
"We’re getting goals at key times in the cup now but obviously the sending off has had a massive impact on the game. There’s key moments in matches at every level and that was a big one. They’d started the game in the ascendancy and caused us problems but to our credit we kept going and the players took on the challenge.
"We want to be aggressive with our play and be on the front foot, so if we teams beat us we respect that. We had a lot individually good performances today and as a squad the FA Cup has been good to us because it’s given us the opportunity to play the whole squad.
"It was a good day from start to finish for everyone involved with the club. West Ham are a top club with a fantastic manager. They’ve got so many injuries it’s untrue and they probably had one mind on Tuesday night’s game with their team today. We wish them well going forward."
Cook, though he was delighted with the day as a whole, admitted his side after remain calm as they have a long way to go to make 2017-18 a successful campaign.
"There’s 19 league games left and we’re in the fifth round of the FA Cup," Cook said. "We’ve achieved nothing yet.
"I’m not trying to pour cold water on it and I want our supporters to enjoy the win, but we won’t be getting carried away."