Wigan were hungrier for the win than Stoke, says Potters manager and former Latics ace Michael O'Neill
The Potters were well beaten 3-0 by the Latics thanks to two goals from Kai Naismith and an own goal by goalkeeper Jack Butland.
Their position in the Championship table looks precarious to say the least, just one point above the drop zone in 20th spot.
Former Latics old boy O'Neill slammed his side's attitude, describing it as the worst performance since he's been manager.
He said: "It was very disappointing. We had a poor attitude to the game and a poor appetite for the game.
"The hungrier team won. It was probably the worst performance that I have had in my time at the club.
"It's a real concern given where we are in the table at this point in the season."
O'Neill admitted he has concerns that his men have the desire character to turn things around over the final six games of the season.
"Based on this performances, you have to have concerns about that," he said.
"But they have to. There is a lot at stake and they owe the club.
"There's been a huge amount of investment in this team and what we saw against Wigan was attitude from a group of players which needs to improve quickly."