Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 3/29/13
Roberto Martinez has told his players to keep performing well to stay in the Wigan Athletic side and has praised Ali Al Habsi for strengthening his case with a fine display for Oman. Al Habsi was left on the bench for Wigan's win over Newcastle United as Martinez kept faith with the side that beat Everton in the FA Cup, meaning another start for Spanish youngster Joel. But Al Habsi impressed Martinez with the way he played for Oman in a 2-2 draw against Australia in midweek, putting him in contention for a recall against Norwich City on Saturday. "Ali was fantastic against Australia," Martinez said. "He made six incredible saves from Tim Cahill alone. "I think that was the Australian tactic, looking for Cahill in the box. But Ali stood up to him well." Martinez admits he will have to rely on his whole squad for the rest of the season as Wigan battle for Premier League survival and FA Cup glory. "Every position is for grabs," he stated. "Remember we have at least 10 games in th...
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