Speaking ahead of Sunday’s match against Manchester City, Victor Moses has urged Chelsea to get it together and finish the season strong after a frustrating week that saw the Blues give up leads against both Barcelona and Manchester United.
“It’s going to be an interesting game, I’m expecting it to be tight. City are flying at the moment, but we have players who can win us games too. You never know what is going to happen. We need to stay hungry. We get a lot of chances in games so we have got to try and convert them.
“At the moment we are just concentrating on ourselves. We have worked hard in training and we want to do the best we can and go out there and prove people wrong.”
Moses, who has been a key player for Chelsea ever since Conte instituted wing-backs and a three-defender system, has not quite managed to replicate his own performances from last season’s title-winning efforts, which lead him to being named Nigeria’s Player of the Year, but since getting over a hamstring injury, but has started to show some good signs of becoming a two-way force once again on the right flank.
“The race for the top four is on with a quarter of the season to go. City are highly likely to win the title, and with Arsenal losing ground in sixth place, it looks like four will have to go into three and one of us, Tottenham, Liverpool or Manchester United will miss out on elite European competition next term.
“Finishing in the top four is crucial. We’re a team that almost always finishes in the top four. We don’t want to finish fifth or sixth. We believe in the players we have got. We have got enough quality collectively and individually to do the business.
“It’s not going to be easy. It’s about hard work and determination from all of us. There is a mental strength here. Fifth is not good enough but we still believe in ourselves.
“It’s been a bit up and down this season, and it’s about how we react. We players need to pull ourselves together and make the manager and the fans and everyone at the club proud again.”
-Victor Moses; Source: Chelsea FC
Well, at least we’re all saying the right things and not crying in the dressing room like at a certain North London club.
Manchester City are the overwhelming favorites not just for the title but for Sunday’s encounter. Perfect chance for Chelsea to pull off a classic upset then.