Martinez welcomes back Boselli
The frontman is in Austria with the rest of the Wigan squad
Last Updated: July 25, 2012 11:28am
Mauro Boselli: The Argentine front man is back at Wigan with a point to prove
Mauro Boselli is determined to show Wigan boss Roberto Martinez what he has been missing after two long loan spells away.
The Argentina striker signed from Estudiantes for £6million in the summer of 2010 but struggled to settle in England.
As a result Boselli has spent much of his two years at the club out on loan, first half a season with Italian outfit Genoa and then a full campaign with his former club back home in South America.
Now the 27-year-old is back with the rest of the Wigan squad on their continental pre-season tour hoping to fight his way into the first team and Martinez has welcomed him with open arms.
"Everyone is in the same position at the start of pre-season - the slate is clean and it's a fresh start for all the players," Martinez told the Evening Post.
"That applies to Mauro as much as anyone, because he brings something different - something that we don't have in the squad. What we have to do is allow him to show that.
"His attitude has been very good, he is a real pro and we hope he can settle back in and show his undoubted quality.
"We have seen Mauro having good experiences over in Italy and back home in Argentina, and he is desperate to be a success in England now.
"His season only finished on June 24, which made it a long, long campaign in which he scored a number of important goals.
"But he was desperate to rejoin the group here, come over to Austria and start playing games again. We are all excited about that prospect and we will all wait and see how that develops.
"We need to take it step by step - I don't think there's a need to look too far down the line, because he is coming in on the back of a very intense season.
"Hopefully the next week or so will show us how quickly he'll be able to help this group of players to get results next season."