World Cup rivals, Victor Moses of Nigeria and Willy Caballero of Argentina are back together as pals at Chelsea, following their reunion after being at opposing ends in the last group match between both countries at Russia 2018.
Caballero was on the bench for the match against Nigeria, tough, as Franco Armani took his place to star against Moses’ Nigeria on June 26 in Saint-Petersburg.
In that match, Moses put one past Armani, as the Chelsea right-wing-back notched home a penalty for Nigeria’s lone goal midway through the second half, and Caballero might have been delighted not to concede against his club mate.
However, it was Caballero who laughed last, with his side going on to win the game 2-1, after Nigeria were denied what could have been another penalty, when Marcos Rojo appeared to handle the ball in the box close to the final whistle.
All that, though, is now behind them, and Caballero batted no eyelids in bidding welcome back to Moses, who resumed training with Chelsea in the past week.
Moses, though, was omitted from the pre-season trip by the squad to Australia, where they will face Perth Glory at Optus Stadium in Perth on Monday.
Moses did not go Down Under, along with Caballero, Cesar Azpilicueta, William Christensen, Willian, Gary Cahill, Rufus Loftus-Cheek, Mitchy Batshuayi, Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard, Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante, due to their participation at the World Cup.
The Argentina goalkeeper is also back at The Blues’ training facility in Cobham, and has uploaded a picture of himself with Victor Moses and Antonio Rüdiger to celebrate their reunion, as Caballero stated: ”Back at training with my mates and ready for a new season.”
Moses added in a separate post: “Good to be back with the lads today 💪🏿 #Chelsea #CFC”