Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses has today revealed that former Blues striker Didier Drogba is the player who he most looks up to.
26-year-old Moses has spent the majority of his career to this point playing as a winger, but was surprisingly handed the opportunity to prove himself as an attack-minded wing-back under Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge last season.
And Moses certainly didn’t disappoint, with the change of position breathing new life into the career of the Nigerian, as he went on to play a key role in Chelsea securing the Premier League title.
The former Liverpool and Stoke loanee, who has missed the last 5 weeks of action with a hamstring injury, was questioned on his change of position after being nominated for the 2017 CAF African Player of the Year award, and being named one of the top-five players from the continent upon the opening of voting for BBC’s African Player of the Year award:
‘Yes, it is amazing. I am pleased with the position I am in today. My manager and team-mates helped me and encouraged me’, Moses told Goal.com
It shows how hard I worked last year but it isn’t about being nominated but winning [the award]. Whatever the outcome is, I know that I have had a great year at the club and with the national team as well.’
‘Every season I want to be the best I can to be Africa’s best player. I will do the best I can.’
‘To be honest with you, it is just about hard work. Once you put in the hard work then everything else falls into place.’
Moses was also questioned on which players he most looks up to, singling out former prolific Blues hitman Didier Drogba for special praise:
‘I am a player that will always look up to Didier [Drogba]. He is a legend, not just Africa and Chelsea, but the whole world. Didier is a great player.’
He scores goals, assists and he’s got everything that you’d ask for in a striker. We as African players are all proud of what Didier achieved as a player. The way he holds himself is unbelievable.’
‘Mikel and Essien have been nominated too. I am proud that we were nominated for the same awards.’