WIGAN Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is relishing his side's FA Cup semi-final against Millwall – describing the Wembley clash as a "special" occasion for both clubs.
Martinez watched from the stands at Ewood Park as the Lions edged past Blackburn Rovers in their quarter-final replay on Wednesday and is expecting a tough game on April 13.
"Their win was well-deserved," Martinez told his club's official site. "They looked solid and very well organised against Blackburn, as you would expect from a Kenny Jackett side.
"They have strong unity, they are full of energy and have a really confident outlook. I've managed to see them a couple of times this season and they are always competitive.
"They can adapt to what is needed and are flexible tactically – they are not rigid in the way that they play. It's going to be a tremendous game."
Danny Shittu, who scored the winner against Blackburn, believes Millwall have secured the kindest possible draw against Wigan and Martinez admits both sides will be confident of reaching the final.
"In many ways I am sure they are delighted to be facing us," he said. "From our point of view, it is a unique opportunity to go to Wembley and enjoy a semi-final.
"It's a great game to look forward to because there are a lot of ingredients for a special afternoon. But our focus right now is the league because our form needs to be as good as it can be."