Victor Moses has declared that he can play any role for Spartak Moscow. The former Chelsea star started his career as a centre forward before becoming a winger.
No fan of the Super Eagles, between 2012 and 2018, would deny knowledge of Victor Moses. He has been a vital component of Nigeria’s senior national team. He has featured 37 times for the Super Eagles and contributed 12 goals in the process.
The former England youth international was recently a subject of rumours concerning an interest in returning to the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Nothing came of it, but campaigns to get him back to the national team have not died.
Many have questioned the possibility of Moses returning to the Super Eagles. The performances of the former Wigan Athletic winger makes him good enough for a place in the Super Eagles. In a recent interview, Moses talked about what he brings to the table and his versatility on the pitch.
Going through several positions
Not many know this, but Victor Moses started his career as a centre forward. He was so good at it that he elicited comparisons to the legendary Ronaldo de Lima. Moses was later converted to a winger while playing in the Crystal Palace academy. He also changed positions again after the arrival of Antonio Conte at Chelsea. The former Chelsea manager pushed the Nigerian player further back, deploying him as a wing-back.
Upon arrival at Spartak Moscow, the 31-year-old played as a right midfielder under the former Spartak coach Rui Vitoria.
According to Moses, he is a versatile player that can play in any position. Speaking to Spartak Moscow's YouTube channel, he said he could play any position. Play me left-back, play me right-back, play me centre forward, play me right-wing, left-wing, I can play anywhere.
Moses said the most important thing was for the team to win. Moses continued that whatever would make the team successful is the main thing. He concluded that he is willing to play anywhere or do anything the manager asks him to do on the pitch.
Victor Moses has a new manager at Spartak Moscow. The Russian Club is has a new manager Italian Paolo Vanoli, who is no stranger to Moses. The two have worked together for three years at Chelsea and Inter Milan.
The versatility of a Nigerian star
Victor Moses is a star whose defection to his fatherland has yielded dividends for the former Wigan Athletic man. Moses has won several laurels at club level, with only the UEFA Champions League and the EFL Cup missing from his cabinet.
Moses believes that versatility has been the elixir to his longevity in the game. He declared that he would play anywhere for his current club Spartak Moscow.
The 31-year-old has been in splendid form this season, and the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner has been rewarded for his performances.
He signed a contract extension with Spartak Moscow this week. The new deal will see him remain with the Red and Whites until the end of the 2024 season.
The Nigerian player has played under several coaches that have seen him play for the elite in England and Italy.
This article was most recently revised and updated 1 year ago