Why I am out of Rio Olympics —Moses

Nigeria International and Chelsea winger, Victor Moses has explained why he was not selected among Nigeria’s over-age players for the country’s Olympics squad, giving him an unbroken period of preparation for the domestic campaign ahead.

Moses, who is enjoying his pre-season tour with Chelsea said he’s giving his best in the tour so as to make the new Chelsea manager’s team squad.

Moses, who last played for WestHam United on loan from Chelsea has so far played 80 minutes of one of the games in Austria and all but the last few moments of the second.

He said: “I am lucky doing my pre-season here,” he says. “With a new manager I want to show my talent and that I am willing to play for the team, but at the same time I wish Nigeria the best and I hope they make the nation proud.”

Meanwhile, while reacting to the team’s preparation ahead of the commencement of the Premier League season next month, he noted that Chelsea will do everything possible to win the Premier League title just as the team face Liverpool today in another pre-season match.

He said: “The work has not really changed from Austria,’ Moses says. “We just need to work hard to make sure we are a lot fitter come the start of the season. Everyone is looking sharp, everyone wants to do the work and we are excited; we have got a new manager and we all just want to work as hard as we can.

“I came back to start my pre-season early with the group of players who had been on loan last season, which helped as well, but to be honest, I just want to enjoy my football. I want the fans to be able to know that I am doing something good for the club but at the same time I want to work hard for the team and make sure we win games.

“We have played two games so far, so we still need to get our fitness right and we have a game coming up against Liverpool today which is going to be good for us.”