Nigeria’s Victor Moses ‘relishing’ wing-back role at Chelsea
Victor Moses says he is relishing his new wing-back role at Chelsea under head coach Antonio Conte.
The 25-year-old, who signed as a forward from Wigan in 2012 and has spent the past three seasons out on loan, shone at right wing-back yet again as the Blues won away at Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.
Conte admitted afterwards that Moses’ performances in this position have been a “surprise” even to him, but the player himself believes he is thriving within the Italian’s organised 3-4-3 system.
“I have not played there before but I have just got to listen to what the manager asks me to do in that position, and the way he wants me to do it,” Moses said.
“Every game we play I just want to keep on improving. The more games you play, the more experience you get in that position. I’m really relishing it at the moment and enjoying it.
It’s very important to understand your team-mates. I have got Cesar Azpilicueta there, the spare right-back, who is behind me, and he communicates with me and really helps me out to make sure I am in the right position.
“Defensively we all work as a unit in training and every day in training the manager is on top of us to make sure we are solid. He’s also very helpful on the touchline. He talks to you to make sure you’re in the right position.
“It’s very good to link up with Pedro or Willian, too. They know when it’s time for me to go or when not to go. We speak to each other and we look at each other’s movement to make sure we are doing the right thing on the pitch.
“I’m feeling happy, I’m feeling excited and right now I’m looking forward to every game.”