Victor Moses has flourished in his right wing-back position, even to the surprise of Antonio Conte, who didn’t see him as a wing-back at first.
Moses has been a key player this season, and Conte has revealed that he wanted the Nigerian to stay at the club from the onset.
Conte said: “I realised quickly that Victor could stay with us. During pre-season, when we stayed in America, I told him, ‘Victor, you will stay with us.’
“I’m happy to have this type of player and for Victor, he was very, very happy when he listened to my words.
“If you ask me if I imagined him in this new position, then no, not before. We started 4-2-4 and I always saw him as a winger, very good in one versus one, but a bit poor defensively.
“Then, when I decided to change the system, I wanted to try him in this new role and to work with him on defensive situations.
“He showed me great commitment to understand, to study the new role, above all defensively. Now we have a complete player, offensively and defensively.”
Moses was rewarded with a new contract last week for his fine form this season.