Larsson expecting tough clash
Sebastian Larsson insists Sunderland's game against Wigan will be as tough as ever despite toppling Manchester City last time out.
Last Updated: 03/01/12 1:28pm
Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson insists the club's game against Wigan will be as tough as ever despite toppling Manchester City last time out.
Martin O'Neill's Black Cats upset the Premier League leaders on home soil courtesy of Ji Dong-Won's last-gasp winner.
It was City's third defeat of the season and next up for the North East club are Roberto Martinez's Wigan, who have just three wins to their name.
However, former Birmingham man Larsson is taking nothing for granted against the Latics, stating it will be a tough game even though their tails are up after getting the better of Roberto Mancini's star-studded squad.
"Of course it would be, but at the same time, it's going to be an extremely tough game," said Larsson.
"(Against City) we did what we had to do and put in a good performance and got the three points, and that's what you need to do.
"Now we want to try to win that game as well. We have put some points on the board and we can relax a bit more and try to play with a bit more freedom.
"To be honest, it's a bit of a crazy schedule, especially with them [Wigan] having one day extra rest. It doesn't really make sense. But I suppose that made the result even more important because it took so much out of us.
"Most of the lads were on their knees in there and really tired and if we had lost the game right at the death, it would have been extremely tough to get yourself going again.
"But now we have got three points on the board and hopefully a bit of confidence, and we can go to Wigan with a little bit less pressure on our shoulders."