Super Eagles and Chelsea wing back, Victor Moses is hoping to bounce back from setback to lead Nigeria into more Promised Land next year.
Moses is presently having an awesome time in his career, after he had pocketed a championship medal and established himself as ‘the indispensable man’ in manager Antonio Conte’s side as well as helped Nigeria become the first African nation to qualify for next year’s World Cup.
He said: “For me, it’s definitely the top – my best year so far, on and off the pitch.”
After playing for England from U-16 to U-21, Moses opted for the country of his birth; and says, “Nigeria was the first African country to qualify for the world cup.
“We are like Chelsea. We believe in ourselves. Chelsea has loads of games coming up. We’ve got a great squad, and the manager we have here, we know what we are capable of.”
He said 2017 has been a wonderful year for him, “on and off the pitch.
“It’s been a great year for me. I’ve really enjoyed it, but want to keep it going.”
The Chelsea wing back said that his only regret this year was his “being squeezed out of the three-man shortlist to become African Player of the Year”, behind Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Egypt’s Mo Salah and Senegal’s Sadio Mane – a decision that angered the Nigerian Football Federation.
He however took solace in the fact that he was nominated for the award. In an interview with Daily Star, the Nigeria international said, “I must have done well.
It felt good to be nominated. I’ve worked so hard. It’s a bit crazy and shows how far I’ve come.”