Last Updated: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:12
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez believes Victor Moses' first taste of senior international football will also benefit the club.
The 21-year-old made his debut for Nigeria, the country of his birth, as a second-half substitute in the goalless draw with Rwanda. His international allegiance had been in doubt for some time as he has previously represented England up to Under-21 level.
But now his decision has been made Martinez hopes it will have a positive impact on the player and the team.
"For a long time I knew it was a big decision for him and now he can concentrate on what he has to do rather than what he would like or was dreaming to do," said the Latics boss. "Now he has been able to make that decision where to play his international career and that is important as it has settled him as a human being.
"Victor was really focused on finding a role and being himself in the Premier League and our club and now he has done that and feels very happy with what he is doing.
"It doesn't matter who you are, if you have issues and you don't know where you are it does affect your career. Now he is ready to just fight for his place for Wigan and Nigeria with no doubts in his head which can unsettle him and that is important."
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