Chelsea’s Victor Moses attends a news conference at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow April 10, 2013. Chelsea will play Rubin Kazan in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final soccer match on Thursday. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (RUSSIA – Tags: SPORT SOCCER)
Antonio Conte has said Victor Moses was underestimated by the coaching crew of Chelsea FC prior to his appointment as coach of Chelsea.
“I could see his potential from the first days of the summer training camp”.
“Moses has important qualities: technique, physical strength, the ability to cover 70m of the pitch.
“I find it incredible that someone like him has been underestimated.”
Moses, touted as a great potential, arrived from Wigan in the summer of 2012 and proved pivotal in the Blues squad that won the Uefa Europa League that season, but had to endure being shipped out on loan for three consecutive seasons when Jose Mourinho took over.
The 25-year-old has now found a new lease of life with the arrival of the ex-Juventus manager, starring in 13 games in all competitions with three goal and an assist to his name. The form has also been translated to the international scene where he scored two goals for Nigeria in the ongoing 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.
And the gaffer, unlike the current Manchester United boss, said he was quick to spot his potential from the first day that he could only gaze at the negligence of his predecessor.