Chelsea star, Victor Moses, has frowned at queries around his patriotism for Nigeria and said that he is ready to ‘die’ on the pitch when he plays for the Super Eagles.
At a media parley in Uyo on Thursday, Moses reiterated his commitment to the Super Eagles adding that he never feigns injuries to avoid playing for the national team.
“Whenever I get called up for Nigeria, I want to give 100 per cent and I want to play for the Super Eagles.
“Whenever I’m out there for the Super Eagles, to be honest with you I want to die on that pitch. I love super Eagles so much and I still want to represent Nigeria and make the whole nation proud.” Moses said at the Le Meriden Resort in Uyo.
Moses was absent during Nigeria’s World Cup qualifying opener against Zambia where goals from Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho secured a vital win for the Eagles.
The former Wigan star explained that he was indisposed because he cupped a knock in the game against Leicester.
“I’m definitely committed to Nigeria.
“Against Leicester I was actually injured. After the game, I spoke to the physio and I spoke to the manager to let them know the situation that I’m not 100 per cent fit.”
Moses, who still relishes the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations triumph with the Super Eagles, says he and his teammates remain committed to bringing more success to the country.
“If you look at the Nations Cup that we played in 2013, every single one of us was committed. I’m not going to lie, I really enjoyed my time then and I still do now.
“It’s just not about me, it’s about the whole team as well. I think we are all committed and we’re all willing to represent and help our country in any way we can.”
Since switching his allegiance to Nigeria, the former England U-21 forward has scored seven goals in 24 caps for the Super Eagles.