Victor Moses says he is looking forward to making his Chelsea debut in the west London derby at Queen’s Park Rangers tomorrow, according to Sky Sports.
The 21-year-old signed for the Blues last month from Wigan Athletic for a fee of around £9 million.
The midfielder, who left Crystal Palace to join Wigan in January 2010, admits he is delighted to back in the capital, where he moved to at the age of 11 with his family from Nigeria, “I feel like I am back home – I feel excited to be here again – but it has been good being away.”
Moses said that his decision to leave the Latics was made with a heavy heart, and he was also full of praise for Wigan manager Roberto Martinez, “Playing at Wigan developed my character. Roberto Martinez is a great manager and he loves to play football. Having a manager like him encourages you to play football the right way and carry yourself in a more professional way. It was great working with him.” Moses added, “Even last month, Roberto [Martinez] was always talking to me to get the transfer speculation out of my head. He just wanted me to concentrate on the football.”
The Nigerian international believes that his new manager Roberto Di Matteo likes to adopt the same footballing philosophy as Martinez did at Wigan, “Now Di Matteo likes to play football the same way. They are similar. I think that will make it easier for me to adapt at Chelsea.”
The addition of Victor Moses at Chelsea means there is certainly competition for places in wide midfield positions. Moses will have to be at his very best for the European champions in order to stamp his authority as a winger at the European Champions with World Cup winner Juan Mata on one side and £32 million Belgian ace Eden Hazard on the other.
On Hazard Moses said, “He is pretty impressive. He has still got loads to prove but you can see what he has done in the three games he has played in the Premier League. He is a great player and he can make it even bigger than he has so far.”
Moses also added that the competition for places at Chelsea doesn’t bother him, “I have played in the Premier League before – it is not my first time. When I do get my chance, I have got to go out there and grab it. It depends where the manager is going to play me. I am comfortable playing anywhere up front. I just want to enjoy myself and play football.”
Moses will have the uncommon experience in football of playing for both sides in a Premier League fixture in the same season when Chelsea entertain Wigan Athletic in February. Wigan boss Martinez decided to include Moses in his starting line-up on the opening day of the season despite rifling speculation that the winger was about to join Chelsea.
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