Date: 16th April 2010 at 10:49am
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Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has defended the actions of Latics player Paul Scharner on Wednesday night when the Austria international reacted badly after being substituted in the goalless draw with Portsmouth.

Trouble first flared as the players were leaving the field for the half-time break when Scharner and team mate James McCarthy were seen having strong words with each other and it took the intervention of Titus Bramble to calm the situation down.

The occasion appeared to have got to the 29 year old Austria international captain, he played with a nervousness that took the edge of his game and the crowd started to become impatient with him. When Scharner was substituted on 56 minutes there was a loud cheer from a section of the home support, this didn`t go down well and he headed straight up the tunnel.

When the game had finished Scharner, according to the Daily Mirror, had already left the ground prompting some to question his commitment to the fight to keep the Latics in the Premier League but boss Roberto Martinez just put it all down to frustration and he says that the whole squad are feeling anxious.

Speaking to the press Martinez said: “Scharner is a winner. We all felt a bit anxious and frustrated and he was just feeling it. He has no issues whatsoever.”





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