ROBERTO Martinez insisted the 1-0 victory at Bournemouth showed the future of Wigan Athletic is very bright.
Mauro Boselli grabbed the only goal on the south coast to set up an FA Cup fourth-round tie at Macclesfield on Saturday week.
And Martinez believes his decision to once again ring the changes was fully vindicated.
“The future of our football club relies on having a strong development path for our youngsters and it is all good for me to say that and not give opportunities to the young players,” he said.
“I will always take responsibility for the results but the young players will have an opportunity at Wigan Athletic.
“I’m very proud with the coaching staff and everyone involved because to make nine changes and to be able to be a team and perform in the manner we did in a professional way should make everyone extremely proud.
“It was a very difficult game as we expected. We know Bournemouth have been unbeaten and it doesn’t matter at what level you do that at because you have got a very strong unit.
“We knew we had nothing to win and I couldn’t be more proud of my players.”