Former Super Eagles’ playermaker and captain, Henry Nwosu has reacted to the retirement of Nigerian-born Chelsea player, Victor Moses, from international football.
Victor Moses on Wednesday evening announced his retirement from the Super Eagles, via his Instagram page and Nwosu believes that the 27-year-old will hurt his chances at Chelsea after quitting the Super Eagles, adding that he needs to play for Nigeria to be more recognized at his club.
“I don’t think it’s a wise decision because he is still very young. He needs to play for Nigeria to be more recognised at his club because Nigeria is a big name in football,” Nwosu said.
“It might make him lose his place in his club, they may look at him as a player who is not playing in the national team so he doesn’t deserve regular playing time.
“For your club, that’s the most important thing because the more you are playing for your club, the better for the national team.
“Club competitions are different from national competitions but you need both to compete at top level. I’m surprised that he has retired now.”
Moses, a former Stoke City, Westham and Liverpool player, thanked Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, the coaching staff, Nigerians and indeed the NFF for their support and opportunity given him while playing for the national team.
He scored 12 goals in 37 appearances for the Super Eagles.
Moses was instrumental to Super Eagles’ conquering of Africa in 2013, and represented the country in two World Cups – 2014 and 2018