Last Updated: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:52
Roberto Martinez feels Wigan will avoid relegation if they continue to play like they did in Wednesday's defeat at Manchester City.
The Latics chief watched as his side got to within seven minutes of securing an impressive away point against the reigning champions at the Etihad Stadium before Carlos Tevez struck the only goal of the game.
However, despite Wigan sitting three points adrift of safety in the relegation places with six games remaining, Martinez is in no doubt the performance of his side against City proves they can stay up.
Wigan could have won the match had Shaun Maloney, Arouna Kone and Franco di Santo all converted good chances and Martinez wants his players to improve on their finishing ahead of this weekend's trip to West Ham.
"We didn't take the chances, it is as simple as that," Martinez said. "I thought we were magnificent from start to finish. We created four very good chances. I don't think many teams come to the Etihad and create four very good chances in open play.
"Those chances need to finish in the back of the net and that's why we lost the game. If we do that in every game, we will get a lot of points. I couldn't be prouder of the performance.
"We limited them to two shots on target, I don't think many teams have done that. My players deserve huge credit. The performance is exactly what we need."
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