Nigeria and Chelsea player Victor Moses is already counting his blessings the year 2017 has brought to him.
Moses played a vital role in Chelsea’s run to be crowned Premier League champions where he featured regularly in an unfamiliar wing-back position.
He also was part of the Super Eagles team who have qualified for the 2018 FIFA World cup in Russia with him scoring 3 goals in the process.
The former Wigan Athletic player spoke to official Chelsea website on Sunday about what 2017 has brought for him.
Asked to recount his past year exploits with Nigeria, Moses said: “It’s been great. A couple of years ago I didn’t play enough games for Nigeria because of injury, but this year has been an amazing year. In the first game in the World Cup qualifiers against Algeria I scored twice which was very good, and helped us get the three points,” said the Nigerian to Chelseafc.com
“I’ve been playing further forward for Nigeria, in my natural position. I like to take the ball and attack defenders, but defensively I help out my full-back, too.
“It’s been a wonderful year, and now we have
qualified for the World Cup. We have made the whole nation proud of us and that’s what we wanted to do. We’ve got an exciting team with some good young players. Come Russia, we will be ready to go.”
On his nomination for the BBC Africa Footballer of the Year award, he added: “I am very proud and delighted. It’s been a great year for me so far. We won the league, we got to the FA Cup final. I really enjoyed the season last year and I’m very happy with how it went. I want to continue in that way.”
“I must have done well! I have worked so hard to be among the nominees and I guess they saw that. I played a vital part in our league win, and I am pleased with the way things have been going recently.
After injury ruled him out of key games for club and country, Moses is expected to be back soon as he has resumed outfield training.