Moses reiterates commitment to fatherland Nigeria
NPFL By: Ambrose Udeme | 10/11/2016
Chelsea star Victor Moses has reiterated his commitment to his 'beloved' country Nigeria following recent media reports that he was boycotting national team call ups.
Moses was absent during Nigeria's World Cup qualifiers opener against Zambia where goals from Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho secured the Eagles a vital away having been ruled out due to injury.
After pulling out of the Zambia trip, the former Wigan man's commitment to the Eagles' course was questioned, with a cross section of the media accusing him of feigning the injury to avoid losing his place in the Chelsea set-up.
But the 25 year-old who is regarded as one of the Premier League's breakthrough stars of the season so far in a press conference on Thursday debunked the claims, insisting he is and will always be committed to Nigeria.
"I'm definitely committed to Nigeria. Whenever I'm called sometimes there's always a few injuries when comes to the time for to go play for Nigeria.
"Against Leicester I was actually injured. After the game, I spoke to the physio and I spoke to the manager to let them know the situation that I'm not 100% fit.
"Whenever i get called up for Nigeria, I want to give 100% and I want to play for the Super Eagles. Whenever I'm out there for the Super Eagles, to be honest with you I want to die on that pitch. I love super Eagles so much and I still want represent Nigeria and make the whole nation proud.
"If you look at the Nations Cup that we played in 2013, every single one of us was committed. I'm not going to lie, I really enjoyed my time then and I still do now. Its just not about me, it's about the whole team as well. I think we are all committed and we're all willing to represent and help our country in any way we can.
Since dumping England in 2011 to pledge his international future to Nigeria, the former England U21 forward has scored seven goals in 24 caps for the Super Eagles.