Rosler: I feel so embarrassed
UWE ROSLER says he felt embarrassed after watching his Wigan side fall to a disappointing defeat at Bournemouth.
It leaves the Latics three points off the relegation zone and still awaiting their first away victory, after goals from Yann Kermorgant and Simon Francis.
Rosler said:“It’s disappointing we couldn’t break them down, didn’t have the power and belief that we could score goals.
“Overall, I feel disappointed, I feel personally embarrassed for my chairman, for our supporters that we cannot deliver better results. We are lacking confidence and lacking Championship qualities.
“Some players struggle a little bit with the expectation and the pressure that comes with playing for Wigan Athletic.”
Livewire Matt Ritchie provided the assist for the first, picking out Kermorgant for a back-post header, before the scorer turned provider in the second half for full-back Francis to bury.
Rosler added: “I’m not a person to shy away from the responsibilities.
“I said that to my players, and in public I will take the flak. Internally, there will be some things mentioned, but I will keep that internal. Publicly, I will be responsible for the results.
“If people have a go – and I think there will be a few now – then please have a go at me.
“Internally, I think we have to mention certain things because obviously something is wrong when you compare us to last year.”
Kermorgant had just seen a curling effort expertly parried away by Scott Carson from inside the box when he broke the deadlock.
Ritchie switched wings, popping up on the left and digging a cross to the back post which the Frenchman threw himself at.
His header nestled in the bottom far corner.
And it was more of the same after the break.The second goal came with 20 minutes to play when Ritchie again caused problems before passing inside.
Junior Stanislas let the ball run to Kermorgant, who clipped the ball through for Francis.
He slid in a shot at the near post, through Carson’s legs for just the third goal of his Cherries career.
Unlike recent games, Bournemouth saw the game out comfortably to pick up their first win in seven league games.
Cherries boss Eddie Howe was delighted with what he saw.
He said: “I’m really happy because I don’t think we should underestimate beating Wigan home or away. It’s a real achievement.
“They’re a former Premier League team, FA Cup winners not so long ago and a big scalp. To beat them in the manner we did was very pleasing.
“Tactically the players were excellent and I didn’t feel our goal was ever under pressure.We respect Wigan and their players but I felt we were comfortable.”
Howe reserved special praise for Kermorgant after his first goal since the opening day.
He added:“Yann’s a big player for us.We need him fit, firing and at the top of his game because, if he is, we are a different side. I’m very pleased he’s got his goal.”
Despite their poor display, Howe feels Wigan will bounce back.“I think they’ll recover from this and I think both sides are in a false position. Both teams can be in the shake-up,” he added.
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