Martinez is now involved in his fourth successive battle to beat the drop since taking charge at the DW Stadium at 2009.
The Latics under Martinez went closest to losing their Barclays Premier League status two years when they beat Stoke in dramatic circumstances on the final day to survive. Last season they produced a remarkable late burst of form to stay in the top flight.
Now they are just outside the bottom three once again but confidence has been bolstered by a run to the FA Cup quarter-finals. Other managers might view their upcoming tie against Everton as a distraction but Martinez thinks it is of huge benefit.
The Spaniard said: "It will help now. We have been making nine, eight, six changes in the FA Cup but there are two big lessons to get out of it.
"First the youngsters at the club are getting a good education so when they play in the first team they are ready and, second, the FA Cup success has helped us in the confidence and belief we bring into the league.
"So far in the fight both competitions have gone hand in hand
"We need to make sure we don't let the FA Cup get in the way of our play in the Premier League, but this is only the second time we have faced a quarter-final in the FA Cup in our history.
"It is a special moment and the fans are all excited, we are excited. I do feel we have got a pool of around 24 players to play in both competitions, so I see it is a real benefit.
"We have to take advantage of it, rather than feel we are running out of ideas or energy because as, a football club, we don't get too many seasons when we are involved in two competitions at the start of March."