Wigan coach Shaun Wane has admitted that he was absolutely desperate to beat Salford at the DW Stadium on Friday evening.
The Warriors beat the Red Devils 19-12, though there was some controversy about the try from Dan Sarginson which put them into the lead.
Wane’s men fought hard to overturn a 12-0 deficit, however, and he was delighted with the result.
“Half-time was really simple – very loud. That is the most I have ever freaked out, probably. I think I have lost a year of my life there,” he told reporters after the game.
“That was a must-win game. I wasn’t bothered about playing well or bad. I wanted to win the game. I didn’t want to be in a great game, play well and get pipped by a point by them.
“Bad or good I wanted two points. That was a non-negotiable, life-or-death win. We had to win. That is why I was so animated at half-time.”