Chelsea's Victor Moses 'already focusing' on African Cup of Nations

Victor Moses has been quoted in the press this week as being focused on the African Cup of Nations set to start in January, and with Chelsea expected to play 9 games in December, maybe his mind should be elsewhere.

Chelsea forward Victor Moses has admitted he is already looking forward to representing Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations. The tournament means he could miss up to 6 weeks for the blues but is excited to represent his country in the competition for the first time.

Moses said: “This will certainly be my first Africa Cup of Nations, and I want to make it a memorable one by doing my best and giving Nigeria all I’ve got,

“It will be an honour for me to represent Nigeria at this stage in African football after accepting to play for the country in short a time. I want to take my club form to play at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

“I am already focusing on what will happen in South Africa because African football has it own peculiarities. You have to be strong and determined to do well against an African side and I am already tuning my mind to the tackles and strong challenges in all the matches.

“But I think I am equal to the task because I am also a strong player. No matter the way you look at the Super Eagles, we have a good team that can win the trophy under an enabling environment.

“Stephen Keshi has been able to build the fighting spirit in us and Nigerians will see a new team during the Africa Cup of Nations.

“I want to give everything in all the matches and I know all the players that will be selected will also be ready to die for Nigeria if need be.”

I hope to see the best out of Victor in the coming weeks, with our squad being stretched over the next month I expect to be seeing him getting alot of game time. Moses is an alternative type of player compared to the likes of Mata and Hazard, who are more likely to cut in then whip a cross in and can give the team another dimension. He has played well when asked but who could drop Mata, Oscar or Hazard…?

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