Super Eagles and Chelsea of England star, Victor Moses has described 2017 as arguable one of his best years despite all the challenges, hoping to do more next year, AOIFootball.com reports.
The Blues’ wingback, who spoke to the Daily Star UK, said despite been snubbed for the best player in Africa award, Nigeria’s World Cup qualification and Chelsea’s Premier League triumph remains a proud moment for him, while also acknowledging Coach Antonio Conte’s influence in reawakening his career.
The former Wigan man had embarked on loan spells to Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham prior to the 2016-17 campaign.
However, the 27-year-old hit incredible form that coincided with an unprecedented transformation as he transitioned into a wing-back under Antonio Conte last season.
“It’s a bit crazy and shows how far I’ve come. Becoming a wing-back is not an easy transition. It’s not an easy job and you need the stamina to play there.
“The manager works me on the training ground, and it’s been really good. When you have someone who is really backing you, it gives you confidence.
“It’s been a great year for me. I’ve really enjoyed it, but want to keep it going,” Moses told Daily Star.
Despite missing out on the final shortlist for the African Player of the Year Award, the Super Eagles’ attacker said he was impressed at being nominated.
“I must have done well. It felt good to be nominated (for the CAF award). I’ve worked so hard. Nigeria was the first African country to qualify for the World Cup.
“The World Cup is going to be a great one for all Nigerians and I hope to stay injury-free and fit for the World Cup so as to deliver the country success,” Moses concluded.
Victor Moses has featured 14 times for the reigning EPL champions this season and might be rested for the visit of new boys Brighton on Boxing Day as Conte looks to rotate his squad during the hectic Yuletide season fixtures.
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