Martinez - Boselli will shine
Latics boss backs Argentinian to produce the goods
Last Updated: November 28, 2010 8:51pm
Boselli: Backed by manager
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez believes striker Mauro Boselli is close to finding his form in England.
The 25-year-old Argentina international made the switch to the Latics for £6million in the summer but has failed to light up the Premier League since the move.
Boselli missed a penalty against West Ham on Saturday and has only scored once for Wigan - against Swansea in the Carling Cup.
Martinez believes the former Boca Juniors ace will soon find his feet and reproduce the form that made him one of South America's brightest talents.
"I am very confident in the way that I want him to enjoy his football," he said.
"He is settling in - it is very, very different to what he has been used to.
"However, his goalscoring ratio in the Copa Libertadores and at the highest level in Argentina is magnificent - he scored 50 goals over two seasons and we're delighted to have him here.
"As a striker you come into a new club and you want to score. He had a very good start in pre-season and then he scored in the Carling Cup.
"Slowly he's getting into better positions and has a better understanding
"His movement is sensational and we need to make sure that we use that.
"As a team sometimes it takes a bit of time for a player to settle in, there is also a new way of life, the family is settling in.
"I am pretty confident that he will be himself playing for Wigan, and if we can achieve that he's going to be a huge asset for the future."
Wigan are currently third bottom in the top-flight and take on Stoke at home next Saturday.