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Antonio Conte hails Moses’ defensive strength

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Antonio Conte hails Moses’ defensive strength

Antonio Conte hails Moses’ defensive strength

NEWISSUES, Abuja

The Chelsea boss spent part of his press conference praising the Nigerian for becoming accustomed to his new role following their win against the Saints

Antonio Conte has lauded Victor Moses’ defensive potency after Chelsea’s 2-0 English Premier League win over Southampton on Sunday.

The Blues moved into top four in the table with their seventh win of the season, which came courtesy strikes from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa.

The Stamford Bridge giants have now kept four consecutive clean sheets in the English topflight, with Moses thriving in his defensive role following the Italian tactician’s 3-4-3 formation in recent games.

Conte says it is a surprise how good Victor Moses is doing defensively as a wing-back. He praises Marcos Alonso too.

 “This role is very important in this system. You must have good stamina and quality to play as wing-backs,” Conte said in a post-match conference.

“I ask my wing-backs to do offensive and defensive work. Moses is a great surprise in this aspect.

“We know Moses as a winger, but he’s playing in a fantastic way. Also Alonso, it wasn’t easy to go in to the English league and play in this way, and I’m pleased.

“In this role, Pedro also can play, in the same way as Moses. Ivanovic or Aina can play a more defensive role as wing-back.”

 

 

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