Martinez happy to face Aguero

Chelsea's David Luiz (left) and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero battle for the ball during at Wembley
Chelsea's David Luiz (left) and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero battle for the ball during at Wembley
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ROBERTO Martinez insists he has no problem with Sergio Aguero being available to face Latics tonight in their crucial Premier League clash.

The Manchester City striker escaped a ban for his two-footed lunge on Chelsea’s David Luiz at the weekend, with referee Chris Foy having admitted he’d seen the incident.

The general consensus in the game is that Aguero’s act merited a three-game ban, but the FA have been powerless to intervene.

Latics found themselves in a similar situation last month, when Callum McManaman avoided a ban for his over-zealous challenge on Newcastle’s Massadio Haidara.

And Martinez is refusing to let if affect his side’s build-up to what will be ba crucial clash at both ends of the Premier League.

“We are getting into very naughty ground here,” acknowledged Martinez.

“It is different than the Callum situation, but we are going back to the whole debate of re-refereeing incidents.

“When a referee sees an incident on the pitch, you need to remember he makes a decision in a split second.

“He takes a lot things into consideration and that is what we need to accept.

“We need to go by the referee’s decision. The debate will always be there, should we re-referee an action on the pitch or not?

“I don’t think we should do that. Goal-line tech is a must, we need to help the referees, but in general I don’t agree with re-refereeing action in the game.

“If the referee sees the incident, he makes a decision and we move on.

“Had the referee seen it from a different angle, he would have had a different view. That is what football is all about.

The Wigan boss also laughed at suggestions his side’s task at the Etihad had been made even harder by Aguero’s availability.

“If you rely on a player from the opposition missing a game to win a football match, then you are in trouble,” Martinez smiled.

The Aguero incident, and the aftermath of the crowd trouble that marred Saturday’s first semi-final, has taken a little of the gloss off Wigan’s achievement in reaching the FA Cup final for the first time.

Martinez, though, is not bothered that his side have not received their due recognition.

Yes but you don’t do things to get credit, otherwise you would be pulling your hair out every day,” he added.

“It is internal satisfaction. You go home, you go to bed and you just feel very satisfied. All the credit is internal.”