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Moses: I’m Still Chelsea Player

Moses: I’m Still Chelsea Player

STOKE City star Victor Moses is in no hurry to think about a permanent move to the Britannia Stadium.

The 23 year-old winger has impressed hugely at the start of his season-long loan from Premier League rivals Chelsea.

But he appears to regard his long-term future at Stamford Bridge, at least for now, despite being sent out on loan to Liverpool last season and Stoke this campaign.

“I’m still a Chelsea player,” he insisted. “I am here to help Stoke as a club to make sure they are in the right position in the Premier League.

“And I will keep working hard and trying to help the team as long as I am here.”

Moses has hit the headlines during his short stay – most infamously when accused by Swansea manager Garry Monk of diving and cheating to win a penalty a fortnight ago.

Speaking for the first time since, Moses protested his innocence by insisting he was fouled when Angel Rangel tugged his shirt in the penalty area.

“If you look at the picture, there was contact,” said Moses.

“To be honest, he (Monk) shouldn’t have said that. That’s the mistake he made.
“It was a clear penalty. My conscience is clear, I got a penalty and now we move on.”

Moses thanked everyone locally for backing him in the wake of the ‘cheat’ row.

“That really meant a lot to me, everyone supporting me. The chairman in the paper, everyone was behind me and I was very pleased with that.”

He says Stoke supporters seem to have embraced him from day one and that has helped him settle after an unproductive campaign on loan at Anfield last season.

“The fans have been fantastic for me so far,” said Moses.

“Singing my name really helps me to go out determined to work even harder to help keep the club in a good position and to keep the fans happy.

“I just want to play football and obviously the manager has given me the opportunity.
“I’m starting to enjoy my football again.”

Moses has started eight of Stoke’s 10 Premier League games after recovering from a recent thigh injury – two more than he started for Liverpool in the whole of last season – and he netted his first goal for the club when bundling home their first during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham.

“It was a little bit of a scrappy goal,” he confessed, “but at the same time you’ve got to get those kind of goals.

“I was pleased to get my first goal for the club and now I’ve got to keep on working hard.”

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