Victor Moses has tagged 2017 as ‘a great year’ following his English Premier League triumph with Chelsea and Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualification.
The 27-year-old had embarked on loan spells at Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham prior to the 2016-17 campaign.
But the former Wigan man hit an incredible form that coincided with an unprecedented transformation – as he transitioned into a wing-back under Antonio Conte – last season.
And he has revealed the challenges adapting while being grateful to Conte for his career revival at Stamford Bridge.
“It’s a bit crazy and shows how far I’ve come,” Moses told Daily Star.
“Becoming a wing back is not an easy transition. It’s not an easy job and you need the stamina to play there.
“The manager works me on the training ground, and it’s been really good. When you have someone who is really backing you it gives you confidence.
“It’s been a great year for me. I’ve really enjoyed it, but want to keep it going.
However, despite missing out on the final shortlist for the African Player of the Year, behind Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah and Senegal’s Sadio Mane, the Super Eagle is impressed at being nominated.
Meanwhile, former Flying Eagles striker, Salisu Abdullahi “Alhaji” Gero has been linked with a move to Iranian football club Esteghlal.
The 24-year-old striker could join Esteghlal after the end of Allsvenskan (Swedish professional league).
Esteghlal coach Winfried Schafer is looking for a striker and it seems the German coach has found his man.
Salisu Abdullahi “Alhaji” Gero is Iran international striker Saman Ghoddos’s team-mate in the Swedish club.
Gero made his debut for the Nigeria national under-20 football team at the eight-nation tournament in South Africa.
Esteghlal sits sixth in Iran Professional League but is 14 points behind Iran league pacesetter Persepolis.