Nigeria international, Victor Moses has praised Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte for reviving his Chelsea career, following a superb season in the Italian’s debut season in English football.
Sent out on loan to clubs like West Ham and Liverpool on several occasions in the past, the 26-year-old would find his way into Conte’s plans when the 46-year-old switched to a back three, following a 3-0 thrashing by Arsenal earlier in the season, deploying Moses as a right wing-back and Moses says he always believed in his ability to play for Chelsea.
“I have always believed in the ability that I have got. I have always known that I’ve got the ability to play in a big club like Chelsea. I have proved that. We have got a manager here that is willing to give everybody an opportunity,” Moses said.
Moses said he didn’t know he’d be playing as a wing-back until the game against Hull, but Conte has been teaching him what it takes to play the role.
“To be honest, I just wanted to play football. It was at Hull that it all started. I really enjoyed it and I took everything in,” he said.
“He didn’t say to me, ‘Do I fancy playing wing back?’ He just put me in there, and after that he just kept on encouraging me.
“He went through what the position was all about, constantly talking to me in training to make sure I was improving in it. I took that in and I didn’t look back.
Despite the being a demanding role he hasn’t played before, Moses has enjoyed the experience.
“I have never played that position before, but I am enjoying it.. The more games I play, the better I get,” he said.
“I have been learning a lot defensively. And when I play against a winger, i understand what they are going to do before they try and go past me. So it makes it a lot easier.
“You need a lot of stamina to be able to play that position, and it’s a responsibility for me as well,” he added
Victor Moses has been in superb for the Blues this season at the right wing-back position, making 32 appearances in the league, creating 22 chances and scoring 3 times to help Chelsea to within three points of winning the league, for the second time in the last three years.