Gomez: Wigan can achieve FA Cup glory & Premier League survival

The Latics followed their impressive cup victory over Everton by beating Newcastle to boost their bid against the drop, and the midfielder says it is down to Roberto Martinez
Wigan midfielder Jordi Gomez is hoping the club can achieve double success by avoiding relegation and performing well at Wembley in the FA Cup.

The Latics beat Newcastle 2-1 on Sunday to record their second Premier League win in three games and boost their survival chances, while they face Championship side Millwall in the FA Cup semi-finals on April 13.

And Gomez believes his manager Roberto Martinez’s system of giving players the opportunity to stay in the team if they impress is aiding Wigan's challenge on two fronts.

"It's a great system to have: if you play well then you stay in the team," Gomez told the Wigan Evening Post. "But everyone knows that football is not an 11-a-side game anymore - it is all about the squad.

"Every player must be ready to play when he is called upon, and do a job for the team and for the manager. It's a great moment at the moment for the football club, with a trip to Wembley on the horizon. Everyone is looking forward to it.

"But it's also very important that we do not take our attention away from the league. We made sure that didn't happen against Newcastle. Everyone is happy and everyone can be very proud of the three points. We are in good spirits ahead of the rest of the season."