Date: 27th October 2010 at 5:54pm
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Former boss Roberto Martinez insists he didn’t lie to the Swansea City fans before leaving the club to join Wigan Athletic.

4,490 Swans fans made the trip to Wigan last night but they were left disappointed to see a much changed side lose 2-0 to Roberto’s Latics team.

Swansea City supporters have shown their anger towards the Spaniard for being a ‘Judas’ and lying to them, having said he’d have to be ‘forced out’ to leave the club, but then he did – deciding to go AWOL and complete a switch to the DW Stadium.

Martinez explained that he never lied, but showed his emotions that he felt at the time:

“I heard people say I lied to the fans – I never lied.

”What I said at the time was because I felt that way.

‘After that I was interested in what was best at that moment.’


Not many Swans fans will buy that for a second, with many believing that the close relationship he had with the club he said he ‘loved’ and it’s supporters was false, and used us as a stepping stone to improve his management career – the one we started for him.

Martinez said the hostile reception he received was ‘understandable’:

“It is understandable,”

”But I think fans will understand why I had to leave at that time and looking at the foundations they have, it has brought them stability.

“I am glad to see a strong side like Swansea City is ready to compete.

“I couldn`t lose! At spells I thought it was like watching a game in a foreign country.

“I felt the environment was really electric and typical of two teams wanting to get through to the next round.

‘It was a really high quality game of football.

“If, as a neutral, you don`t enjoy that sort of game there is something wrong with you.”