Conte can’t believe Mourinho snubbed ‘talented’ Victor Moses

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte [Photo credit: Daily Express

Chelsea Coach, Antonio Conte, has submitted that Nigeria international, Victor Moses, is a bundle of talents with important qualities.

Conte said he remained puzzled on why his predecessor, Jose Mourinho, continuously snubbed Moses during his reign at Stamford Bridge.

Moses never blossomed as a Chelsea player under Mourinho as he was constantly sent out on loan, but Conte said he saw the potential in the Nigerian forward from the first day at the Bridge.

“I could see his (Moses) potential from the first days of the summer training camp,” Conte told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Moses has important qualities: technique, physical strength, the ability to cover 70 metres of the pitch.

“I find it incredible that someone like him has been underestimated,” he added.

Indeed, one of the success stories of the Conte regime at Chelsea has been Moses.

The Nigerian, who has started the last six matches, has coincided with Chelsea’s six-match winning run that has catapulted them to the top of the English Premier League.

Moses was named the Man of the match against Middlesbrough on Sunday, but the former manager, Jose Mourinho, seemed not have really looked at the Nigerian’s skill-set before sending him on three successive loan stints to Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham.

In his first season with Chelsea, after his transfer from Wigan, Moses helped Chelsea win the UEFA Europa Cup.

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