Wigan star attacks the club, the town, and its girls!
Published 23:00 24/01/11 By Darren Lewis
Wigan midfielder Mohamed Diame has launched an astonishing attack on the club and the town branding it “crappy”.
The £4million Frenchman, signed from Madrid-based La Liga club Rayo Vallecano two years ago, blasted: “The truth about life in Wigan is that there is nothing to do.
“It is a crappy place. The town is tiny, and there is no atmosphere. I go in to training, I return home afterwards, and that is all I do.
“There is absolutely no comparison between Wigan and Madrid. I was happy there - it is a capital city, and I guess it is the same as any capital.
“After training I was able to go for a peaceful stroll. It was never really cold over there.
“But as for here - don’t get me started! When it snowed I felt like the temperature was minus 15, and feared I was going to turn into an ice cube.”
Diame has also criticised Wigan’s women, claiming Spanish ladies are more attractive.
Speaking to French magazine So Foot, he added: “It is a myth to claim that all English women are ugly. But I won’t lie, it is rare to see truly beautiful girls when you go out during the day.
“In Madrid I had the impression that all the women were beautiful.
“But it’s a different story when you go out in the evening here. The girls seem to cover themselves up all day, only to be in good-looking mode at night.”
Wigan are without a win in their last five matches, a run of form that has left the club in the relegation zone.
They host Aston Villa at the DW Stadium tonight but Diame has suggested he would rather be at a bigger club and that he could be off at the end of the season.
He went on: “It has been a very difficult start to the season for Wigan. We knew from the outset that we faced a struggle to stay up.
“We hoped we could be in mid-table, but we soon fell to earth. Our squad is not terrible - in fact there is plenty of quality - but it’s what you do on the pitch that counts rather than who is on your teamsheet.
“We had three young players do very well for us in our FA Cup win at Hull. They will be interesting for the future.
“But we must not fool ourselves - you need more than a cup appearance behind you to prove yourself in the Premier League.
“I don’t have a favourite team, but there are clubs I’d struggle to refuse if they called me tomorrow.
“Clubs for example like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool. It is impossible to say no to sides like them, especially as you know you won’t get a second chance if you turn them down a first time.
“I’m going to stay with Wigan until the end of the season. We have to make sure we stay up.
“I am not in a hurry. This is my second season in the Premier League, I have a year left on my contract, so let’s see what happens about next season.
“I don’t plan to go back to France for the time being. The English league is one of the best in the world, and I don’t want to move house once again.”
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is wary of a Darren Bent-inspired Aston Villa tonight.
“It’s a Villa side with huge experience, enormous talent, and now with a new signing they are a team enjoying a great moment in their campaign.
“He (Bent) controls the transitional play exceptionally well, and we all know the pace he has which allows him to get into great positions.
“Once in those positions he has a great goalscoring record, and when he plays with confidence he is someone who can win a game single-handed, which is something very valuable and expensive in the market.”