Moses Downcast over Penalty Miss, Red Card


Spartak Moscow coach Domenico Tedesco has revealed that former Nigeria international Victor Moses was emotionally down following his red card and the goal-scoring opportunity he missed against Dinamo Moscow in the Russian Cup last weekend.

The Chelsea loanee was first booked in the fifteenth minute after he was adjudged to have handled the ball but television replays suggest that the ball touched his shoulder.

Nine minutes from time, Moses received his marching orders for a second bookable offense, the wing-back fouled Dinamo Moscow winger Daniil Lesovoy and was yellow carded for stopping a potential counter-attacking opportunity.

During Friday’s pre-match press conference before the meeting with Rubin Kazan, Tedesco was asked about the psychological state of Moses and if he communicated with the ex-Super Eagles star.

The German-Italian manager answered: “Victor was really very worried, two days after the match he could not ‘let go’ of the situation.
“We discussed everything with him. I said that there are no problems: everyone understands that in the episode from the penalty spot he played so unintentionally.

“And I advised him to move on, because the past cannot be returned”.
Since joining the Red and White last October, Moses has totaled ten appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal.