Chelsea right-wing-back Victor Moses has refuted allegations that he does not show enough commitment to the Super Eagles, as he insists he is always ready to give 100% effort for the Nigerian national team.
Many Nigerians continue to accuse Moses of selecting matches he prefers to play for the Eagles, but the former Crystal Palace and Wigan Athletic star has now doused suspicion among the press, fans and past officials of the team.
Moses, who switched allegiance to Nigeria in 2012, after representing England at various junior levels, has won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria in South Africa and was part of the team to Brazil 2014 World Cup.
The dazzling winger, who put up brilliant performances in two recent matches against Cameroon, even getting a goal and assist in the process, has now restated his total commitment to the Eagles..
However, the Blues’ star, who has played on loan at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United before settling down under Antonio Conte last season, says he will not enter the pitch in green-and-white any time he is not fully fit to give his very best.
“Yes, everyone says that I select games. I have heard it myself. But it is what it is. I never run away from challenges. I love to play football, why would I run away from playing football? That is what we are meant to do.
“But people keep saying that I choose games for Nigeria … But I need to clear the air now that is not true. If I have got an injury, I have got an injury.
“Whenever I want to play for Nigeria, I must be 100 percent, I want to give everything. But if I have got an injury, I don’t want to force myself because I am going to look stupid on the pitch,” Moses stated.