Conte full of praise for ‘underrated’ Moses

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has taken a swipe at his predecessor, Jose Mourinho, over his treatment of Victor Moses.

The Nigeria international, who was named the PFA Fans' Player of the Month for November earlier on Wednesday, is into his fifth season at Stamford Bridge but has barely played for them in the last three years.

With Mourinho at the helm of the Blues, Moses was sent out on loan in each of the last three campaigns, to Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham respectively.

However, since being reinvented as a marauding wing-back patrolling the right flank in Conte's 3-4-3 system, the Super Eagles winger has excelled.

"I recognised his potential right from day one of pre-season," Conte said. "Moses has great quality, technique, physical strength and the ability to cover 70 metres of the pitch.


"I find it incredible that somebody like him could have been underrated."

Meanwhile, Moses spoke highly of Conte and has credited the Italian for the revival of the club this term.

"He's also helpful on the touchline. He talks to you to make sure you're in the right position," the Nigerian said.

"I have just got to listen to what the manager asks me to do in that position, and the way he wants me to do it.

"Defensively, we all work as a unit in training. Everyday the manager is on top of us to make sure we are solid."