Chelsea defender Victor Moses has confirmed his retirement from international football at the age of 27. The attacker has been a regular feature for Nigeria over the past seven years but he has now decided to step down from national team duty to concentrate on his club career and his young family.
Moses’ career at Chelsea appeared to be taking a downslide under manager Jose Mourinho, where he was loaned out to the likes of Liverpool and Stoke City. However, he managed to make amends under the tutelage of Antonio Conte, who made him a regular starter in a makeshift right wing-back role.
With the dismissal of Conte, Moses finds himself once more on the substitutes’ bench but he has recently vowed to convince new boss Maurizio Sarri of his abilities. Moses has made exactly 37 appearances for the Super Eagles between 2012 and 2018 and during this period, he has contributed 12 goals. He has also appeared in two World Cups for Nigeria whilst being part of the victorious African Cup of nations’ squad in 2013. Moses made just a cameo appearance during Chelsea’s opening day win over Huddersfield Town and he may have to adjust to an identical role against London rivals Arsenal this weekend.