VICTOR Moses has been tipped to light up the Premier League next season by Wigan boss Roberto Martinez.
The 20-year-old looks set to be the major beneficiary of Charles N’Zogbia’s imminent switch to Aston Villa, and he gave a statement of intent with a stunning performance in last night’s 2-0 friendly victory over Al Ahli that wrapped up Wigan’s week-long tour of Austria.
Moses bagged both goals for Latics – the first with a lovely chip into the far corner, the second a clinical finish from close-range, and also found time to hit the crossbar and be denied a stonewall penalty kick.
Martinez – while careful not to place too much pressure on the former Crystal Palace man – reckons Moses has all the tools to follow in N’Zogbia’s footsteps.
“Victor, we all know he’s a special talent,” Martinez told the Evening Post, moments after the final whistle.
“It’s a real shock to any player to move up to the Premier League, but since he’s been here he’s added maturity and experience to his undoubted ability.
“Charlie has left a big hole in our team, but that vacancy is a big opportunity for Victor and maybe a couple of other players to step up.
“Victor is a different kind of player to Charlie, but has the same quality that sets players like that apart from the rest.”
On his team’s latest run-out, Martinez added: “It was a very, very good exercise.
“Again we suffered no injuries, we kept another clean sheet and competed very well against a very good side.”