- Antonio Conte has thrown his support behind Victor Moses following his FA Cup red card
- The Nigerian international has been criticized for his dive against the Gunners
- Conte has now stated that the former Liverpool man was tired
Chelsea gaffer Antonio Conte has defended Nigerian international striker Victor Moses following his red card in the 2017 English FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
The Super Eagles forward was badly criticized for his dive which made Chelsea to finished the tie with 10 men, but his manager Antonio Conte stated that his player is not a cheat.
Conte stated that the 26-year-old Nigerian was tired and had no choice following his move than to fall on the ground.
"Honestly, I did not see the situation. I do not know for sure, but there is a lot of attention on this moment. Sometimes I think it could be tiredness.
"We are at the end of the season and a lot of players are tired and then there is a lot of pressure. For sure, it is not a good situation to dive, it is true.
"But Moses is an honest player and if there was this situation, he was tired and he did not want to cheat the referee." Conte explained.
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