Inter wing back Victor Moses discussed his time in Milan, his relationship with coach Antonio Conte and his future at the Nerazzurri in an interview published today in Nigerian media outlet The Nation.
“Having the opportunity to work with the coach again is something I’m really happy about. I’ve spoken to him and he’s already explained the Club’s project to me. I want to be part of it, I’m happy to be here.
“I’ll give my all and want to help the team. There’s a lot of quality here, I want to make my contribution out on the pitch and enjoy myself. That’s the most important thing.”
The 29-year-old Nigerian then moved onto talking about his future and whether that’ll be in Milan.
“For me to be here and be an Inter player. I’d like to thank everyone for the welcome I’ve been given, I can’t wait to be back on the pitch of play. It seems like a nice city, I’ve liked what I’ve seen up to now. I think I’ll enjoy it here and we’ll have a great future together. I have positive feelings.”
“I’m going to need time to find my feet but I want to help the team win as many games as possible. We’ll do all that we can to achieve our objectives and make our fans proud.”
Moses also discussed coach Antonio Conte, who worked with the player at Chelsea as well as the Nerazzurri.
“I have played under a lot of managers and I’ve loved every single one of them. The most important one was Antonio Conte.
At Chelsea he just came in and changed everything. He is an amazing man; he totally changed my game to be honest. He gave me that fighting spirit to believe in myself and to enjoy my football same time. And then when he came that first season, we won the league, the following season we won the FA Cup.”
The Chelsea owned player touched on how Conte has helped him change his role.
“It was an amazing season for me under Antonio Conte and I’ll always respect him for that, he’s an amazing man. I’ve never played that (wing-back) position before. When the manager came in, he talked me through it and then put me there.
“It was good to have the manager’s support, and he backed me and gave me the confidence to go out there and express myself. So I just wanted to go out there to play for him, the fans and the football club. I didn’t let him down.”
He spoke about how the coach’s trust allows him to play better.
“I’ve come to realise that you play better under a coach that believes in you and that is what Conte has done for me. I’ve played three matches and it’s been wonderful. I feel better already.
“Before the lock down I’ve played three games. I started the match away to Udinese and we won 2-0. It is good for the team. We are playing for the good of the team.”
Moses commented on the Nerazzurri’s loss to Napoli in the Coppa Italia before the lockdown.
“We used up a lot of physical and mental energy on Sunday but this cannot be an excuse. We are very disappointed with this defeat, but we must not lose heart. We must win in the return leg.”
Finally, Moses spoke about Serie A and how it is an incredibly tactical league.
“It is not easy, it is very tactical. It is important for me to put myself at the service of the team and my teammates but the manager has been of tremendous help.
“He tells me what to do and I try to remember and follow most of his instructions. He is one of the best managers in the world. He played football himself and he has a lot of passion. I am very happy to work with him again.”
Moses, who joined the Nerazzurri in January on loan from Chelsea, has made seven appearances for the Milanese club so far this season, providing one assist in that time.