Chelsea new wing-back Victor Moses wins more praise

Chelsea new wing-back Victor Moses wins more praise
Victor Moses (left)

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Oct 02, 2016. 14:16

Victor Moses has continued to win more praise for his performance in a new role at wing-back for Premier League club Chelsea with the latest coming from TV commentator Clive Walker.

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Walker told the Chelsea official website the Nigeria winger adapted very well in his new position thanks to his will power.

“Victor Moses was selected at wing-back, which was a new position for him on his first start for the club in over three years. He had to be on the ball – and he was,” remarked the experienced TV expert.

“When you take what you've worked on in training to a matchday situation it can be totally different, but he adapted very well under difficult circumstances.

“If you ask Victor to do A, B and C, he'll go and do A, B and C to the best of his ability. That tells you a lot about his character and mental strength, which came into it a lot. His natural tendency would have been to attack at will, but this was a disciplined display.

“One note of caution is that his communication with Cesar Azpilicueta at times, particularly the first 15 minutes, could have been better. But Cesar was also adjusting to a new role, as was the rest of the back three, and it was a learning curve.

'Throughout the team, apart from perhaps Courtois and Diego Costa, everyone was playing a different role. For someone to slot in like Victor and play the way he did was absolutely terrific. We need performances like that.

“Antonio Conte also mentioned Pedro as a possibility for the position and Marcos Alonso is also an offensive-minded player on the other side. With two attacking players as wing-backs, it suits our personality – we are more positive, pressing high up the park and working hard.”

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