Monthly Archives: November 2012


The Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has said that the former England manager Fabio Capello missed out on the opportunity to make Victor Moses play for the England national team. The 21-year-old recently completed his £ 9 million move to Chelsea and has been having a great impact for the European champions in a number of matches. He currently plays for the Nigerian national team, but was eligible to play for England as well due to the fact that it was his adopted country. However, the then manager Fabio Capello did not show enough interest in the player, which led to him representing Nigeria.

Fabio Capello is currently the team manager of the Russian national team. Roberto Martinez has said that Victor Moses is the kind of player that every team needs because he can beat a player in any situation. It is something that becomes extremely essential because of the fact that teams are now more defensive and are tactically set up in a battle with than before. Martinez has also said that he is not suppressed to the fact that Victor Moses has had an impact at Chelsea. Even though he has found it hard to play on a regular basis, he has been impressive on every occasion he has been called up.

“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 that 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,” said the Wigan manager about the lack of interest shown by the Russian manager Capello to pick Victor Moses for England.


The Russian national team manager Fabio Capello has said that he has not seen another striker impress him as much as the Athletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, who has been linked with a £ 45 million move to Chelsea in the January transfer window. The 26-year-old Columbia striker has for some time linked with some of the best clubs in the world, but he decided to move to the Spanish club Athletico Madrid last season. Signed for around £ 40 million, the striker was extremely impressive after he helped the team win the Europa league. He scored more than 35 goals in all competitions for Athletico Madrid last season.

Now, he was once again influential in helping the team lift the UEFA Super cup in the match against Chelsea. He scored a hat-trick in the match and was at his imperious best. This has led to praise from managers across the world, while none have been as high as the one from the Russian national team manager Fabio Capello. The 66-year-old has said that Radamel Falcao is the best striker he has ever seen. Radamel Falcao has already scored more than 10 goals in the start of the new season.

“Throughout my entire career, there has been only one player who impressed me as much as Messi when I first saw him against my Juventus at the Joan Gamper trophy, and that is Radamel Falcao. He is a fantastic striker, without a doubt the best around at the moment,” Capello told La Gazzetta dello Sport regarding the Columbian striker. Even though Athletico Madrid are persistent that they will not sell the player in the January transfer window, it is believed that the Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has made the signing of the player his personal interest in the last few weeks.