The Big Interview - Victor Moses

Victor Moses has been a revelation since joining the Club from Chelsea on a season-long loan deal and hopes to achieve big things with West Ham United this season.

Moses made a stunning impact on his Premier League debut for the Hammers when he played a major role in the 2-0 win over Newcastle and should have got on the scoresheet when his shot hit the bar and Dimitri Payet converted the rebound.

But the 24-year-old didn't have to wait much longer before getting on the scoresheet as he netted the first goal for the Club during a memorable 2-1 away win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Moses has relished the opportunity to play alongside Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho in the Hammers attack and feels these are exciting times for the east London Club.


We are eight games into the season now and are sixth in the league. How excited have you been by West Ham's start?

VM: “I have been very impressed by the start we have made and very excited as well. We have got a good manager here and everyone wants to play for him. We are looking forward to every game.

“We know where the Club finished last year and if we can do even better this year it will be a massive bonus for everyone.”


One of the biggest victories since you arrived here was our memorable 2-1 away win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Did that performance tell you something about the squad of players that we have got here?

VM: “I wouldn't say that the victory surprised me. We went there with a game plan and stuck to it. I thought the players worked hard and I thought we deserved the three points.

“I know they had their chances but we managed to keep them out and I thought we did exceptionally well.”


We obviously set the benchmark very high with the victory over Manchester City. Does it make it a bit more disappointing that the Club have only taken two points from the last two games against Norwich and Sunderland?

“Norwich have only just come into the Premier League and they want to prove a lot of people wrong. Credit to them and they played well in the game. We did well to get a draw and fought hard.

“There was a bit of disappointment after the Sunderland game and I felt we should have won.


“We showed a lot of character in the second half, especially with the situation that Sunderland are in at the moment and they did everything to win.

“But we believe in the quality of players that we have both collectively and individually and we just need to keep working hard in every game.”



Has the international break come at a good or bad time for the Club?

VM: “I think it has come at a good time. It gives us the chance to work hard in training and when the other international players come back we are refreshed and can get ready for the Crystal Palace game.”


You must be so happy with scoring your first goal for the Club against Manchester City – especially after you came so close to scoring on your debut against Newcastle.

VM: “I wanted to score on my debut for the Club, but it wasn't meant to be. Thankfully Dimitri was in the right place to knock the rebound into the back of the net.

“It was a good goal for me at City. I saw Joe Hart was not on his line properly and I wanted to make sure that I hit a low shot and I was delighted with the outcome.”



A lot of people will look at how many assists you will make for the Hammers forwards this season, but you clearly want to get among the goals as well?

VM: “I want to let my football do the talking. We have got quality players here like Payet, Lanzini and Sakho upfront.

“Diafra holds the ball well for us and lets us do our runs. We are enjoying our football at the moment and I think I have got goals in me, as well as setting up chances as well.”



You have obviously played with some big name players during your time at Liverpool and Chelsea. How do the West Ham players compare to some of the squads you have been part of?

VM: “The quality of the players we have got in the forward line are definitely going to help us.

“Sakho will get us goals and Payet and Lanzini are quality. If you look at the quality they have it is unbelievable and they are good lads as well.

“We just want to keep working hard together as a team and keep scoring goals.”



With Enner Valencia and Andy Carroll set to make a return to first-team action in the near future, the competition for places is going to be even more fierce. How much do you enjoy that challenge?

“That is good and we want everyone back fit. That can only be good for the Club and we want to finish high in the league this season.”