Chelsea winger Victor Moses has claimed that Antonio Conte is a more caring manager than Jose Mourinho, having been given a chance to shine this season by the Italian.
Moses, who has been at Stamford Bridge since 2012, is finally getting a chance to prove himself in the Blues’ first-team.
The winger has been sent on loan to Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United but is finally playing regularly for Chelsea after impressing Conte during pre-season.
When comparing the Italian and former manager Mourinho, who is now in charge of Manchester United, the 25-year-old highlighted Conte’s compassionate nature.
Moses said, as reported by The Nation: “He’s very different because he came to the club and showed us it’s about more than football. He cares about the players individually. The manager never discussed it with me, so I knew I was going to stay and play here this season.
“He just said to me, ‘You know what, you are a good player and I just want you to keep on enjoying your football. He wants to know what we are eating and he always wants us in the gym to prevent us from getting injured.
“He’s a very unique and different manager from the other managers because he’s passionate and loves the game as well. When he talks about the game with you, he knows what to expect, his awareness, knowledge of the modern game and experience make him completely different and unique — in a nice way.”
Moses has played in all four of Chelsea’s Premier League games this season and, while they are only substitute appearances, the winger is at least getting plenty of action in the first-team at Stamford Bridge.
He has scored once and created two chances while the Nigeria international has also attempted 10 take-ons, but only managed to complete four of them.
It has been a decent start to the season for Moses, who won the Europa League in 2013 with the Blues, and he’ll hope to build on it in order to make more appearances over the next few months.
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