CHELSEA gaffer, Antonio Conte, has only been in charge for five matches at former English Premier League (EPL) champion, Chelsea FC but his presence at the Stamford Bridge, according to Nigerian international, Victor Moses, has brought about changes in few things in the club.
Moses, who only returned to the Blues from a loan spell at Swansea City last term, told Chelsefc.com, the London-based club’s official website, that Conte was not only a great coach who brought changes to the way things were done at the club, including food regime, but also the right coach for Chelsea.
“He is a great manager if you look at what he did at Juventus and he is a very passionate manager and he wants the best from us.
“You could see in pre-season how hard everyone was working. I think he is the right man for this club.
“He came in and changed quite a few things and everyone was expecting that. The food regime and the training have changed and he wants everyone to gel together as a team.
“He speaks to every player and wants the best from each and every one of us, and he will get the best out of us,” the 25-year-old Moses said.
The Nigerian winger, who also had a stint on loan at Liverpool in 2013/14 where he made 22 appearances, further stated that Conte’s strict dietary requirements were good for the players’ bodies, adding that the Italian gaffer was very keen on making sure the Blues stayed away from injuries.
According to Moses, a member of the 2013 AFCON-winning Super Eagles squad managed by the late Stephen Keshi, “We appreciate that and it will help us in the long run.”
Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s next EPL against Liverpool, which will mark his 50th match for the Blues if he gets the nod of the former Italy’s national team coach, the Nigerian stated that the players knew what was expected of them this season, though he acknowledged that it was going to be hard.
While stating that the players would do their best to meet up with expectations, Moses declared that he and his colleagues were taking each game as serious and as must-win.
“We know what is expected of us this season and we will hopefully do our best. It is going to be a hard league and we have to take every game seriously. Every one is a must-win game for us,” the Super Eagles winger, who had so far featured in all of Chelsea’s five EPL matches this new season, submitted.