By James Agberebi: Super Eagles and Chelsea winger, Victor Moses, has give his backing to the Nigeria U-23s at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
The U-23 Eagles are drawn in Group B with Sweden, Japan and Colombia.
His international team-mate, Mikel Obi, is already in Atlanta with the rest of the squad preparing towards the games.
Moses who was not included in coach Samson Siasia's 18-man team stated that he is unperturbed by not being in Rio, rather he wants to impress Blus new boss Antonio Conte.
"I am lucky doing my pre-season here," he told chelsea.com. "With a new manager I want to show my talent and that I am willing to play for the team, but at the same time I wish Nigeria the best and I hope they make the nation proud (at the Olympics)."
Moses who was on loan at West Ham last season, said him and his team-mates are working really hard towards a success season.
"The work has not really changed from Austria .We just need to work hard to make sure we are a lot fitter come the start of the season. Everyone is looking sharp, everyone wants to do the work and we are excited; we have got a new manager and we all just want to work as hard as we can.
"I came back to start my pre-season early with the group of players who had been on loan last season, which helped as well, but to be honest, I just want to enjoy my football. I want the fans to be able to recognise I am doing something good for the club but at the same time I want to work hard for the team and make sure we win games.
"We have played two games so far so we still need to get our fitness up and we have a game coming up against Liverpool which is going to be good for us."
He also expressed his delight playing from the wings since returning for pre-season.
"That is my position really, staying out wide and most of the time going into one versus one situations which I am good at. It is similar to the kind of game I was playing at Wigan and I have really enjoyed the two games. As a winger, you want to get at defenders and make it hard for them. Instead of them going forwards, they have to defend against you."Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN