Chelsea right-wing-back, Victor Moses has likened his lifting of the English FA Cup with his club on Saturday as a feeling akin to holding a new baby.
Such was the euphoria Moses had from caressing the trophy at Wembley Stadium, London that the Super Eagles star stated categorically that winning the 2018 FA Cup gives him a fresh form of satisfaction.
Moses took to social media to express his delight, after he put in a full shift as The Blues beat Manchester United 1-0 in the final, allowing him to join Nwankwo Kanu, Celestine Babayaro, John Chukwudi Utaka and Alex Iwobi as Nigerian players who have won the prestigious trophy.
Moses also banished the memories of losing in last year’s final to Arsenal and his infamous dismissal in the 68th minute after going down in the area under pressure from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The 27-year-old did not play a part in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Benfica in the final of the 2013 UEFA Europa League in his first season at Stamford Bridge, but helped the Londoners win the Premier League title in the 2016-17 campaign, with 34 appearances to his name.
Moses was in the Chelsea squad beaten by Sport Club Corinthians Paulista in the final of the 2012 FIFA Club World Cup and was on the bench when The Blues lost to Atlético Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup that same year.
Incidentally, Moses was rated high by several sections of the British media, as they all noted his skills and fighting spirit all through the game on Saturday, with high marks added up in his favour.
Eden Hazard’s penalty handed the Blues the title as the game finished 1-0 despite numerous chances including a cleverly chipped ball by Moses in the United box that was handled by Ashley Young albeit referee Michael Oliver failed to award Antonio Conte’s men another spot kick.
While Moses tagged the feat ‘FA CUP WINNERS BABY,’ West London Sport gave him seven points out of ten, and declared: “He covered a stupendous amount of ground often and still made an impact in both areas.
“Ashley Young got the better of him on occasions but it was down to having to push on and being left exposed rather than poor defensive work.”
On their part, Daily Mail’s assessment of Moses read: “(He) made sure to cover Paul Pogba if the Frenchman floated further to United’s left. Young gave him problems to deal.”
As Daily Mail gave Moses 6/10 for his efforts, The Mirror gave him the same marks and stated: “(He) spent most of the game defending, did OK but his strengths are going forward.”