How to stop Alexis Sanchez in FA Cup final? Victor Moses Interview

Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses has praised manager Antonio Conte for resurrecting his career and giving him the “confidence to enjoy his football”.

Moses, 26, joined the Blues from Wigan for £9m in 2012 but was sent out on loan to Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham by former boss Jose Mourinho.

But he played 34 times this term as Chelsea claimed the Premier League title with a record 30 wins.

“I am more focused now than ever. I am enjoying my football again,” he said.

“We have got a new manager here who is willing to give everyone an opportunity,” said Moses. “He gave me that opportunity and I didn’t look back after that.

“I am very pleased with that and I just want to keep improving in every game I play. It is a new role for me and I am still getting used to it.”

Moses could add an FA Cup winners’ medal on Saturday when Chelsea take on London rivals Arsenal in the final at Wembley.

He added: “That would be a great achievement for me. We don’t feel any pressure, we are just taking this game as it comes.

“We have got the league title and they are going to want to win because they missed out on top four. We are going to try and stop them because we want the Double.”

Sanchez, likely to start despite carrying a thigh injury, will be key to the Gunners’ hopes of victory, but Moses said Chelsea were more focused on producing their best than nullifying his threat.

“I haven’t got a plan to stop him,” he said. “He’s had a great season, he’s done well for Arsenal, but whether he’s injured or not we’re just going to play football.”

“We still think about it [the 3-0 loss],” Moses said. “We felt very sad after that game but we played them at Stamford Bridge and won 3-1.

“They’re going to want revenge, but we’ll stick to our tactics and try and make sure we win.”

Asked whether he had seen the hunger among his Chelsea teammates in training, Moses added: “Definitely. We want to get ourselves ready.

“It’s going to be a very hard game for us on Saturday. Arsenal are a good team with good players that can win them games. But we’re just concentrating on ourselves at the moment, working hard in training, and hopefully we’ll go and do the job.

“We don’t feel any pressure. If he [Conte] says Arsenal are the favourites I don’t know, but we’ve got good players that can win us games.”


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