Victor Moses got into a bit of hot water back in his home country during the last international break, when a supposed injury kept him out of the national team squad but not out of any Chelsea matches before or after the international break. There were even some reports that the Nigerian Football Federation would go after the player with a formal accusation of skipping out on international duty (which apparently could be punished by a ban from club football), but that seemed like a whole lot of nonsense at the time and, sure enough, nothing ever came of it.
Regardless, the 25-year-old is back in with the Super Eagles this time around and looking to continue his stellar form — even though he's unlikely to be playing in the some position as he has been lately at Chelsea.
"I can't say I'm not happy playing as a wing-back, I'm the type who gives his all to his team regardless of where I'm playing from. I'm a forward minded player but I don't mind playing anywhere to help my team."
"Club side and national team are not the same. I can't say where the manager will play me but I'm ready to give my best in any role."
-Victor Moses; source: Omojuwa
Moses has been a revelation at wing-back and he's spoken repeatedly about enjoying the new role, but of course he's experienced plenty of success both at Chelsea and at the national team level while playing as a winger. Nigeria will need him to be at his best as they take on fellow powerhouse Algeria in World Cup qualifying on Saturday. The Super Eagles are off to a good start in the final round of qualifiers, winning 2-1 in Zambia in October, while Algeria and Cameroon both dropped points as they drew 1-1. Only the winner of the four-nation group advances to Russia 2018.