Martinez hails heavenly Moses

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Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez believes winger Victor Moses is walking on water and should be in line for an England call-up.

Moses was a constant threat for the Latics during their opening Barclays Premier League against newly promoted Norwich City, as the home wide salvaged a point.

The 20-year-old is expected to take on more responsibility since the departure of Charles N'Zogbia to Aston Villa, and Martinez claims he's a special talent.

"You don't see many footballers like Victor," he said. "He's a special talent.

"We haven't developed youngsters well enough in the past. I think we've been quite rigid in the way we coach our wingers. But Victor can play in three or four systems with great clarity.

"Players like him are becoming a bit of a luxury but he's not because he's got discipline in his game and tactically he's very aware.


"People will tell you how well he gets away from people, and the quality he has got in one-on-one situations. But he's also a real team player with a real team ethic and for me that's quite unique in such a young boy. If he does that, he's a real threat.

"It was a shame when they decided not to call him up because I think it was a big miss for England," Martinez added.

"I think he's played enough games in the Premier League for people to know about him. I don't think Victor is an unknown or someone no-one knows about.

"He's a unique player but he's also a really quiet boy. I think it would surprise you."

Moses moved from Crystal Palace, where he began his career, to Wigan in 2010 but has scored just twice in 11 starts for the club, but faces the proposition of being the club's chief winger following the sale of N'Zogbia.

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