Victor Moses has described Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte as his mentor who has played an important role in his career.
The Nigeria winger is currently working under the 50-year-old in Serie A after the Nerazzurri signed him on a six-month loan from Chelsea in January.
They previously worked together at Stamford Bridge, where the Italian manager made Moses an integral part of his squad that won the 2016-17 Premier League title and the FA Cup the next season.
Conte was also responsible for getting Moses to contribute more defensively while playing in a wing-back role.
After finding it difficult to secure regular playing time at Fenerbahce, Moses ended his one-year loan in Turkey and reunited with Conte at Inter in January.
He described the loan move as “an honour” and he reiterated his readiness to help the manager achieve his target with the Nerazzurri.
“It’s an honour to link up once again with an important figure in my career,” Moses told The Nation.
“He is my mentor and friend. I have played under a lot of managers and I’ve loved every single one of them. The most important one was Antonio Conte.
“At Chelsea he just came in and changed everything. He is an amazing man; he totally changed my game to be honest.
“He gave me that fighting spirit to believe in myself and to enjoy my football same time.
“And then when he came that first season, we won the league, the following season we won the FA Cup.
“It was an amazing season for me under Antonio Conte and I’ll always respect him for that, he’s an amazing man.
“I’ve never played that [wingback] position before. When the manager came in, he talked me through it and then put me there.
“It was good to have the manager’s support, and he backed me and gave me the confidence to go out there and express myself.
“So I just wanted to go out there to play for him, the fans and the football club. I didn’t let him down.”