GARY Caldwell says Victor Moses can be ‘as good as he wants to be’ after seeing the wing wizard drag Wigan Athletic off the foot of the Premier League.
Moses, who turned 21 yesterday, scored the first goal and was brought down for the penalty that secured Latics three points at West Brom, and a second away win on the bounce.
Incredibly, it was Moses’ first goal of the season after a league-high 45 shots without success – despite him being arguably Wigan’s best out-field player in 2011/12 so far.
And skipper Caldwell believes that, now Moses has broken his duck at last, the sky is the limit for the England Under-21 ace. “We all know the talent Vic’s got – we see it every day in training,” the defender told the Evening Post.
“He’s a young player but he’s a tremendous talent, and hopefully this can give him the confidence to go on and score more goals that he is unquestionably capable of.
“Vic’s been having an excellent season, without perhaps being able to add the finishing touch to his game.
“At times, he probably doesn’t even know how good he can be – and hopefully days like this will show him that and he can find more of an end product to do justice to his undoubted ability.”
Caldwell himself had a big game at the Hawthorns, linking up superbly with Antolin Alcaraz and Maynor Figueroa at the heart of the new-look backline.
And the Scot acknowledged the huge importance of the backs-to-the-wall three points given the fact the next three games are against Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United.
“It was obviously a massive three points for everyone connected to the football club,” he added.
“We were all aware going in to the game that the next three games are all against teams near the top of the league, and we knew we need the win to give us some momentum and confidence going in to the games.
“We didn’t really play as well as we could have in the last half an hour, but we showed great desire and we dug in as a team, and I thought we just about deserved it.”