Chelsea ace retires from International football to focus on club career

The player also played a part in this year’s World Cup

Victor Moses joined Chelsea from Wigan Athletic back in 2012. But he struggled to establish himself as a regular during initial season which included season long moves to Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United.

However, the Nigeria International impressed Antonio Conte during the pre-season back in 2016 and was included in the first team squad. Since then he has been a mainstay in the defense and helped the Blues to win the Premier League title that season.

The 27 year old featured regularly for the London outfit last season, scoring 3 goals and providing 3 assist in 28 Premier League appearances. He also helped his team to win the FA Cup.

He also played every minute of Nigeria’s most recent World Cup campaign in Russia, which ended in a group-stage exit.

Moses has decided to retire from International football after winning 37 caps for the Super Eagles as he wants to focus on his Chelsea career.

“I would like to announce that after much thought I have made the decision to retire from playing international football,” He wrote on social media on Wednesday as quoted by Sky Sports.

“I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories with me that will last a lifetime.

“Nothing will ever compete to what it felt like to represent Nigeria on behalf of our country.

“However I feel that now is the right time to step away in order to be able to focus fully on club career and my young family as well as to allow the next generation of Super Eagles stars the opportunity to step up and to flourish.

“We are blessed as a nation to have so many exciting young players coming through and now is their time.

“I have already spoken to the manager by telephone and would like to say thank you to him and his staff, the NFF and all of my teammates for all of their support over the years.

“Most importantly I would like to say thank you to the Nigerian people for believing in me and supporting me over the years. It’s meant the world to me and my family and I will always be a proud Nigerian supporting the team.

“Thank you for the memories and good luck to the team for the future.”

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