The Big Interview - Victor Moses

Victor Moses is hoping the Hammers can record another memorable win over Manchester City

Victor Moses has become an integral part of the first-team squad at West Ham United following his move across London this season and has played his part in some memorable victories for the Hammers.

The talented winger joined on a season-long loan from Chelsea and made an immediate impact on his debut against Newcastle when he stuck the crossbar and Dimitri Payet was on hand to fire the rebound into the back of the net.

Things got even better for the Nigeria international in his second game against Manchester City when he scored an impressive goal at the Etihad Stadium to set West Ham on their way to a 2-1 victory.

Moses still has fond memories of his first goal for the east London club and hopes he can experience a similar feeling when the two teams meet again at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday.


Victor, how important was the win at Manchester City back in September and what were the key factors in seeing the Hammers come away with all three points?

VM: “I remember the game very well. After the Newcastle game where I made my debut and we managed to get the three points, we then had another big game at Manchester City.

“We went to the Etihad Stadium and were really looking forward to the game.

“It was really important that we got an early goal and that gave us the perfect springboard to work hard as a team and we then managed to get the second goal.

“They came back into the game and pulled a goal back right on half-time, so we had to re-group again and stop them scoring the equaliser. The most important thing is the hard work and we definitely put a shift in that day.”


Having already beaten Arsenal and Liverpool in the early part of the season, did you sense in the dressing room before the game that the players were confident of coming away with all three points?

VM: “There was definitely belief among the players that we could get the victory. If you look at the quality of players that we have got, we were all on top form that day and having beaten Arsenal and Liverpool, we went there full of confidence that we could get a result.

“We knew it would be a tough task, but we stuck together as a team and made sure that we got the three points that we deserved.”


It was a pretty impressive shot from you that beat England number's one Joe Hart. Is that one of the best goals you have scored in recent times?

VM: “I was kind of delighted with that strike! I got the ball from Payet and when I turned, there was nobody around me.

“The next thing on my mind was to have a shot and thankfully the ball went into the corner. That was the first time I had scored past Joe Hart as well.

“You have got to be happy when you score against Manchester City because they are a good team and have world class players. Scoring against them meant a lot to me.”


How much would you love a repeat performance on Saturday and see the team come away with another big victory against the former Premier League champions?

VM: “The most important thing is that we stay together as a team again and do everything to get the three points on Saturday.”


What has the spirit been like since you arrived and how much has that played a role in the Club's impressive performances this season?

VM: “The spirit is a lot different. Everyone wants to play for the manager and looking forward to each game.

“Everyone wants to express themselves to make sure the manager and fans are happy. It is good to win games and we have definitely showed with our spirit this season that we are prepared to come back in any game and come away with a positive result.”


Everyone knows the attacking threat that Manchester City will have on Saturday with the likes of Sergio Aguero and David Silva, but they should also be worried about our attackers and the dangers we will pose to their defence?

VM: “We can cause them lots of problems with the position we find ourselves in the table. We just want to keep winning games and it doesn't matter who we are playing against.

“If we can beat Manchester City at their place, there is no reason why we cannot do the same at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday. It will be a good game and hopefully we can get the result that we deserve on Saturday.”