Wigan midfielder Ben Watson believes stopping Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon was key to their 1-0 victory over Tottenham on Saturday.
The north London side succumbed to a shock defeat as they struggled to break down a stubborn Latics side, and the 27-year-old believes restricting the two wingers is fundamental for any team looking to take something from White Hart Lane.
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Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas branded his side’s display as the "poorest of the season", but Watson instead praised his own manager’s tactical approach to the game.
"They're [Bale and Lennon] two world class players and I thought we dealt with them well," Watson told reporters. "That's half the job when you play Tottenham.
"It was the game plan. That's what the gaffer [Martinez] gets paid for.
Tottenham managed 10 shots on target during the game, but Clint Dempsey and Jermain Defoe struggling to find space to stretch Ali Al-Habsi in the Wigan goal.
And Watson believes his side could have won by a larger margin, dismissing claims Wigan’s win was fortuitous.
"It probably could have more," he added. "It wasn't a lucky performance.
"We had three or four clear chances and that was in the first half. It's been coming all season."