After picking up his second straight man-of-the-match award as his club Chelsea defeated visiting Tottenham Hotspur 2:1 to reclaim top spot on the English Premier League table on Saturday, Nigeria international Victor Moses says he relishing the freedom to play his game under new boss Antonio Conte.
The London giants have gone on a seven-match winning run since Conte changed his formation to a 3-4-3 with Moses playing as a wing-back instead of his traditional role as a winger. This has given him the freedom to dominate the right flank and freely join in the team’s attacks.
The 25-year-old, who joined Chelsea in 2012 and after a season at Stamford Bridge had to endure the last three seasons out on loan, has become one of the pillars of the team since Conte arrived in the summer.
I have definitely found a home here, it is my club. I am pleased to be playing this season, the manager has given me an opportunity to express myself and I am relishing it at the moment. I just want to keep on playing football and enjoying myself whenever I am out there, Moses said after the game yesterday.
The 2013 African Cup of Nations winner scored the winning goal against Spurs, his third goal of the season, but refused to dwell on it, instead saying the three points were more important.
I am very pleased with the goal but the most important thing was the three points, Moses noted.
I thought they started well, they scored a beautiful goal and there was nothing we could do about it, but we got ourselves back into the game, we got the three points and we are very pleased with that.