Stoke City boss Mark Hughes says Victor Moses’ desire to play for Chelsea, hardwork and the training he received while on loan at the Bet365 Stadium are key to the player the Nigerian has become.
The Nigerian’s been in sensational form for the Blues this term and has been a key component in the Italian’s 3-4-3 system.
The 25-year-old’s spent three out of the last four seasons on loan since moving to Stamford Bridge and spent a term with Hughes at the Bet365 Stadium.
Moses’ engine means he’s perfectly suited to a wing-back role under Conte but Hughes says he helped to develop the defensive part of the Nigerian’s game.
‘There is always an onus on my wide players to track full backs when they advance and that wasn’t something that was natural to him,’ said Hughes.
‘But he took it on board and understood the importance of it to the team and you can see that with his play as a wing back, he sacrifices sometimes his ability going forward – which is his strength – and is quite prepared to put a shift in going the other way. He is flourishing in that position.
‘That is probably a lot to do with Victor himself, and his ambition to be a Chelsea player.
‘He has waited a long time for an opportunity and that real drive and determination to be part of what is happening at Stamford Bridge is the real reason behind him doing so well.’