Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses has revealed his gratitude to manager Antonio Conte for reviving his career.
When Conte arrived in the summer, Moses was far from Chelsea’s first team having spent three seasons on loan away from the club.
This season, however, Moses has made 27 starts in the Premier League as Chelsea look set to win the title.
A tactical switch by Conte to his favourite 3-4-3 formation turned the Nigeria international into a wing-back where he has impressed so far.
“He (Conte) 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,” Moses told the media ahead of Chelsea’s trip to West Ham on Friday, May 12.
“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.
“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.”
In total, Moses has made 37 appearances for Chelsea this season and has been hugely influential in their fantastic run in the Premier League and FA Cup- where they are already in the final to play Arsenal later in May.
The 26-year-old who is clearly enjoying his football again, admits that his new role requires a lot of stamina.
“You need a lot of stamina to be able to play that position, and it’s a responsibility for me as well,” the Super Eagles star added.
“I have never played that position before, but I am enjoying it. The more games I play, the better I get.”
Moses joined Chelsea in the summer of 2012 and won the Europa League under then manager Rafa Benitez.
He was sent on loans to Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham when Jose Mourinho returned to the club.
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