Moses- England's Loss, Nigeria's Gain
09 November 2012
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has warned England that they will come to regret losing Victor Moses to Nigeria.
Moses was Wigan’s star player when he chose an international career with the Super Eagles over the Three Lions.
And now that he is beginning to make his mark at Chelsea, his former manager at the Latics says England will soon realise they missed out on a gem.
On more than one occasion, Martinez had suggested to former England boss Fabio Capello that Moses would make a Three Lions star, only for his pleas to fall on deaf ears.
Current England manager Roy Hodgson will be dismayed at Capello’s actions regarding Moses, if Martinez is to be believed.
"It is difficult to find players like him, not just in England, and I'm sure he could adapt to anything," Martinez said of Moses, according to Soccernet.
"Even if you look at the great footballing cultures like Spain and Holland you see players of his type are very rare. Victor could have been a real weapon for any team in the world.
"Victor is a quite unique player. When you work with him you realise he is not a normal footballer, not a typical modern winger.
"He is an old-fashioned type of winger with incredible raw talent which allows him to go past people. He brings real penetration to the wide positions.
"Teams are so well set up tactically these days that you need players who can bring something different and they don't appear that often."