The blame game has continued in England over Victor Moses' decision to play for Nigeria
Posted: 28 November 2012 Time: 6:43 pm
The blame game continues over Victor Moses' decision to play for Nigeria instead of England.
England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce has been criticised for his poor handling of Moses as one of the factors that led the Chelsea winger to choose Nigeria over England.
Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan, who oversaw the development of Moses as a yougster at Selhurst Park, told the Daily Mail that Pearce, who has been criticised for his poor relationship with players, should have done more to make Moses feel welcome during his time with the English youth team.
According to the Daily Mail, Jordan's faith in Moses' potential extended to the multi-millionaire football chairman having a £50,000 bet with former Arsenal forward Paul Merson that Moses would win more England caps than Merson's tally of 21 — although that wager has been voided by Moses' decision to play for Nigeria.
This latest development comes hot on the heels of criticism of the English FA over the Moses saga, from Neil Warnock and Roberto Martinez, both of whom coached the 21-year-old, at Crystal Palace and Wigan respectively.