Chelsea of England right-wing-back, Victor Moses has been praised for shaking off his reluctance to feature in the same role for the Super Eagles against Iceland on Friday, as he eventually made the best of his tactical switch for the sake of his country.
Moses has all along been deployed as a winger in the Nigerian national team, but the gaffer, Gernot Rohr opted to line him out as a right-wing-back against Iceland, and is happy that the choice paid off.
Rohr, though, was not holding back after the game, as he revealed that Moses and team captain, John Mikel Obi did not want to be deployed as a defensive midfielder and right wing-back respectively until he convinced them in the days leading up to the match.
Iceland were the better team offensively in the first half, but did not take their chances, and even Rohr has admitted that, adding that his team clearly dominated the second stanza.
”I want to thank this team from Iceland for the fairness, for the good fight, the attitude they had even after the match.
”We played against a very good team from Iceland. They were better in the first half but they didn’t score and we were better in the second half.
“We changed our organization, we played 3-5-2, Victor Moses played the role he does for Chelsea, the captain played the position he played for Chelsea before.
”I think it was good; they did it for their country, for the team. It was not easy to convince them but finally they did it well.
”In the second half, it was a different team because they realized halftime that we had to do much more. We had more space and the speed of Ahmed Musa was very interesting for us.”