You simply cannot argue with four wins in six games. Martin O’Neill reflects on what was for him the best of the all …
I thought that was our best win since I’ve been here.
I know the Manchester City game was extraordinary but I’ve just told the players in the dressing room that tonight’s game has been our best.
We had a day less than Wigan to prepare for the game and we were out on our feet after playing City.
It felt as though we had to play three games to get that result and here we are with so much energy and courage once again.
Of course we had to weather the storm – both literally and metaphorically – at one stage we did get a little bit of luck, but then again we could have scored two or three goals ourselves in the first half.
Craig Gardner’s goal just before half time gave us something to go after and in the second half and I thought we were terrific.
We did concede and at 2-1 the game is back in the balance again, but the support that we got was phenomenal.
We could have just decided that the efforts against Manchester City were enough and just succumbed, but we didn’t.
There was a big worry to come here tonight; I think people forget what sort of squad we’ve got at the minute, but there’s a good old determination about the team.
All the best,