Inter Milan of Italy winger, Victor Moses is relishing his return to the team’s starting line-up earlier this week, and megasportsarena.com can report that he used the moment to renew his love for The Nerazzurri, which he described as a ‘huge club with incredible fans.’
Though his starting role could only end in a 3-3 draw at home with Sassuolo on Tuesday, Moses, who is on loan from Chelsea of England, returned to the spotlight on Sunday, as he got an assist that helped his side snatch a 2-1 away victory against AC Parma.
In the wake of Sunday’s game, Moses admitted he is personally elated and restated his devotion to The San Siro side and their supporters, while also affirming that he remains loyal to the coach, Antonio Conte, who first handled him during their days together at Stamford Bridge.
This comes amidst reports that Chelsea have agreed to allow him have an extended stay with The Nerazzurri until August 2020, meaning Moses will stay with the Milan-based Serie A giants for a further two months.
Moses joined Inter on a six-month loan deal in January, which meant his deal would have run out in a few days, but FCNaija reports that The Nerazzurri entered talks with Chelsea about an extension for the Nigerian star, who had been scheduled to return to Stamford Bridge at the end of this month, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced the season to run longer than normal.
FCInterNews added that Moses’ loan deal at The San Siro will now last until the end of August but, while the 29-year-old star wants to stay much longer with the club, feelers indicate that Inter do not plan to explore the option of keeping him beyond this season, as they aim to make space open for the signing of Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid.
Despite lingering doubt over his fate at Inter, there is nothing but total love for the club from Moses, who has featured in six league games for Conte’s team, for which he got his second assist in Sunday’s win against Parma.
Consequently, instead of feeling any pressure, Moses says he remains happy that he joined Inter in the January transfer window, linking up with Conte, who he played under for two seasons at Chelsea, and the former Super Eagles’ star disclosed that he chose to move to The Nerazzurri because of his love for the Italian tactician and trust in the gaffer’s way of building his team.
He was actually converted to a right-wing-back role by Conte and he went on to excel under the former Italy national team coach, even as he started playing in an unfamiliar position and he became a key player for the Chelsea side that won the English Premier League title in 2017 and won the FA Cup the following season, all of which endeared Moses to his mentor.
Although the first part of his days with Conte at Inter were not so rosy, as he could not get regular playing time in the team before the forced break caused by coronavirus, Moses has opted to stay positive and loyal to the gaffer, who urged him to dump Fernebahce of Turkey, where he spent the earlier half of this season on loan from Chelsea.
Rather than take a swipe at Conte for failing to keep him in the starting line-up for the first three months of his arrival in Italy, Moses insists he is having a better run with The Nerazzurri, as he recalls how he found himself surplus to requirements when another Italian coach, Maurizio Sarri took over at Chelsea and he also struggled at the start of his second season at Fernebahce.
Moses, who was part of Nigeria’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winning team and previously spent time on loan at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United since joining Chelsea in August 2012, said about Conte: “He’s a great man and coach, I know his methods well.
“He wants the best from his players and that’s the main reason I’m here because I’ve worked with him and I know what he wants: he just wants us to go out there, work hard and have fun while putting our idea of football into practice.
“Obviously that’s what I want to do, to win with him, this team and fantastic club. I already knew Lukaku, Young and Eriksen. They’re all fantastic guys and we’re all rowing in the same direction. Inter is a huge club with incredible fans.”