Victor Moses, who  just  survived a strenuous preseason to  force  his way into Chelsea’s first team under Italian manager Antonio Conte, has been questioned on his commitment towards Super Eagles

Victor Moses, who  just  survived a strenuous preseason to  force  his way into Chelsea’s first team under Italian manager Antonio Conte, has been questioned on his commitment towards Super Eagles

Victor Moses, who  just  survived a strenuous preseason to  force  his way into Chelsea’s first team under Italian manager Antonio Conte, has been questioned on his commitment towards Super Eagles

Nigeria winger Dimeji Lawal has this to say about Moses “Moses is a good player. I hate to say this, but  he’s not proved his commitment to the national team,” the well-travelled former Kortrijk player told our correspondent on the telephone during the week.

“He’s playing well at Chelsea and I’m very happy  he has convinced (Chelsea manager) Antonio Conte to retain him at the club and make him a first-team player.

“Moses is  just  interested in playing for the country to boost his club career; he’s not committed to the national team.”

Dimeji, who  missed out on a place in the 22-man  Eagles’  squad for the Senegal ’92 Africa Cup of Nations following the  injury he sustained in one of the qualifiers, wants Moses to show more commitment to the national team by reproducing his club form for Nigeria  in the Russia 2018  World Cup qualifiers.

“If he (Moses) is not ready to play for the national team, he should stay with his club to give another player a chance in the Eagles,” the FIFA-licensed players’ agent said “Moses should emulate (his Chelsea teammate) Mikel Obi, who is  highly committed to the national team. It’s unfortunate he ( Nigeria captain Mikel) is not playing for Chelsea at the moment. Mikel’s charisma has helped the national team. In fact, he gives everything  for the success of the team and deserves commendation, not criticism.

“Coaches see things different from the fans. Chelsea is a competitive  club and if Mikel is not good he won’t have been there for 10 years.” He added, “There are  many  players who are  ready  to die on the field to  help  the national team  win matches – and one of them is Kayode Olarenwaju.”

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