COPING WITHOUT MOSES
Wigan athletic manager Roberto Martinez has said that the current players at the club are more than capable of replacing the Nigerian international Victor Moses, who recently sealed his £ 9 million move to Chelsea. The 21-year-old has been linked to move to the European champions throughout the summer, but Chelsea managed to nab him only with the few days left the transfer window. As a result, it is highly unlikely that Wigan will be able to bring in another player in the remaining few days. Hence, Roberto Martinez is likely to look at his squad in order to find a replacement and the manager reckons that he has more than a good squad at his disposal.
Victor Moses was one of the outstanding players for Wigan in the final six months of the season. He also scored six goals during the last season that helped Wigan stay up in the Premier league. Roberto Martinez recently guided his team to their first win of the season against Southampton. The 2-0 win over Southampton was also extremely satisfying for the Spaniard because they proved that they can still perform without Victor Moses in the squad. The 28-year-old striker Kone was extremely impressive in the match.
“I think the whole team took responsibility after losing Victor Moses. He leaves with our blessing. He has done everything he could to help our football club and with that he helped his career. He arrived aged 19 and you get really attached to him, but I think this group of players are desperate to fulfil his responsibility and his boots. We’ve got three games in this busy week. You’re going to see a lot of players given an opportunity to show what they can do and that is a competitive edge we have in this group,” said Martinez.