Last Updated: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:27
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez feels his team are capable of beating Manchester City - but will have to be "perfect" to pull it off.
Wigan are widely acknowledged to play some of the most attractive football in the Barclays Premier League but appear to lack the substance to consistently produce results. They remain in the bottom half of the table and needed a dramatic injury-time winner to beat Reading 3-2 last weekend, their first victory in three games.
Martinez's men face a stern test as unbeaten City visit the DW Stadium tonight but the Spaniard - who oversaw dramatic late-season wins over Manchester United and Arsenal to avoid relegation last term - is confident of troubling the champions.
He said: "I think from a tactical point of view you have to be perfect. The moment you make a mistake you are going to get punished.
"From every other angle of the performance I do think we can compete against anyone in the league. Physically and technically I think we are ready. On the day, tactically, we will have to be perfect but we have done that in the past. We have done it many times and not long ago.
"That is really fresh for us to be able to enjoy the occasion and the challenge and take responsibility. I want ourselves to be the ones taking the responsibility, playing at home, and try to dictate and look for a win from the start."
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