West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has lauded Nigeria’s Victor Moses over his steady improvement since the Nigeria his return to Chelsea at the end of last season, Express.co.uk reports.
Recall that Moses spent last season on loan with the Hammers where he scored twice in 26 appearances.
And speaking on Thursday, March 2, during his press conference ahead of Chelsea visit to the Olympic stadium in London on Monday, March 6, Bilic had some good words for Victor Moses.
He said: “His (Moses) potential, his characteristics, his strength, were always amazing.
“His pace, quality on the ball and stamina is basically top, top class. Sometimes you have to push him to do it day in day out and now he is doing it.
“That is why he has done amazingly to keep his place in such a good side that probably was not guaranteed for him. It was everything but guaranteed for him in the beginning of the season. But he proved himself.
“If you add on top of that he is playing in a position that is not basically his ideal position – or wasn’t his ideal position. It makes his achievement even greater and he should be very proud of what he has done since the start of the season.”
According to Bilic, former West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet admitted that Moses was better than himself when they were both at the club last season.
Bilic said: “I remember once we had training and I spoke to Payet during last season.
“It was him I think and a couple of other players. Payet said that Victor, including himself, is the best player that we have in West Ham. I mean seriously.
“It was about time to show what he had in himself and explode in a positive way – he has done it. He looks on the pitch very concentrated and very serious. He became a tough player.
“I am glad for him. He was our player and we enjoyed that year. He said that he also had good memories of his time here. So I am really glad for him. Of course he had it in him.”
Recall that Victor Moses on Wednesday, March 1, signed a new contract with Chelsea Football Club.
According to a statement released on the club’s official website, Moses signed a two-year extension deal with the Blues as his contract now run until 2021.
Moses, 26, has established himself as a regular in the side this season, playing an integral role in Chelsea’s pursuit of silverware under Antonio Conte.
He has made 72 appearances for the Blues, 28 coming so far this season, scoring 14 goals.