Victor Moses believes we can enjoy a successful 2018/19 season if the players are willing to work together as a team and quickly get to grips with Maurizio Sarri’s favoured style of play.
With our first Premier League game, away at Huddersfield, now less than a week away the excitement and anticipation ahead of the new campaign is beginning to build, with the Blues in action at Wembley later today in the FA Community Shield against Manchester City.
Moses, who captained the side when he came on against Arsenal in Dublin on Wednesday, spoke about the ways in which we can flourish under Sarri’s guidance.
‘We’re looking forward to it,’ said Moses. ‘Obviously we have a new manager now, he’s got a new philosophy and we’re looking good in training. We just want to work hard together as a team and make sure we understand what he wants from us and do the best we can this season.
‘Chelsea is a big club. It’s a club with a great history, we’ve won loads of big trophies, and we always want to do that. With the players we’ve got and ability that we’ve got, we just want to keep on working hard together to make the club great and keep doing well.’
Moses feels as though the competitive nature of the Premier League is what makes it so special.
‘It’s definitely one of the strongest leagues in Europe,’ he said. ‘A team at the bottom can beat a top-four team and no game is easy in the Premier League, you just have to be ready. When I was at Wigan we beat Manchester United and that’s why it’s one of the best leagues in the world.
‘I’ve moved from club to club. I’ve been at Wigan, Crystal Palace and other teams in the Premier League, so I have had lots of experiences. It’s all about making yourself better and learning from where you’ve been.’
Moses was an integral member of the Chelsea side which finished as champions in 2016/17, and the decision to switch the Nigerian to a right wing-back role was one of the key factors in our success.
He understandably looks back on that season with much fondness, but his focus now is on the future.
‘It really means a lot to me,’ said Moses. ‘I really enjoyed it and it was probably one of the best moments of my life. Sometimes I still look back at it but then you have to move on to the next season. It’s a test, the Premier League is always hard but I just want to keep on improving to help the club achieve the best we can.
‘Chelsea is a club that normally wins trophies and we believe we have the players and the team to achieve that. It’s about working hard together as a team, that’s the most important thing.’
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