Former Inter defender Victor Moses has thanked Antonio Conte for helping him improve his self-belief.
Moses, who is on loan from Chelsea at Russian Premier League side Spartak Moscow this season, has worked under Conte twice in his career, first with the Blues but most recently with Inter on a season-long loan last year.
The 30-year-old had spent most of his career playing as a winger before teaming up with Conte in London, who turned him into a right wing-back before he came to fill the same position in Italy.
Asked in an interview for Spartak Moscow’s official website about the greatest coaches he has ever worked with, Moses said: “Conte is definitely on that list.
“Conte helped me believe in myself and it’s all about the human side of things, it’s not about the fact he found me a new position as a right wing-back.”
Moses made 20 appearances for Inter in all competitions last season, providing five assists as the Nerazzurri secured a second-place finish in Serie A and reached the UEFA Europa League final.
The Nigerian international also discussed his stint working with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, but he wasn’t quite as charitable with the Special One.
“He’s a great professional and I respect his merits,” Moses admitted.
“But he doesn’t make my list of top five coaches because we didn’t have the contact which is necessary between a coach and a player.
“I tried in training, I wanted to play, but Mourinho had other ideas.”
Moses has also played for Liverpool, Fenerbahce, West Ham, Stoke, Wigan and Crystal Palace during his professional career.