After yesterday’s 4-0 defeat at home to Liverpool, Paul Scharner shared his frustration with the result by saying:
“It’s absolutely disappointing because I think we picked up some self-confidence from the last game against Reading but that was taken away in the first three minutes when they scored the first goal.
“Conceding three goals in 25 minutes just isn’t good enough and when you do that you’re always going to have a battle against a team like Liverpool.”
The 32-year-old insisted that it was just a blip on the radar and that the team would bounce back.
“I think the game was one of those rare events in a season when nothing goes your way.
“We can’t use that as an excuse though and we’ll be making sure that in our next game we turn things around from this weekend.
“We must just get past this game and start up again against Everton in the FA Cup next weekend.”
With the game against Everton in the FA Cup quarter final next Saturday, it means that Latics don’t play in the Barclays Premier League until Sunday 17 March, something which Scharner believes can be used as a positive.
The defender said:
“It’s a good situation to have to break up the league fixtures with what could be a very significant moment in the history of the club.
“If we can play a good game at Goodison Park and get a victory there then we will be able to pick up our confidence again and bring it back to the league games.
“It’s vital that we prepare the best we can, not just for the Everton game but for every game from now until the end of the season.”