The rise of Victor Moses as a right wingback at English Premier League leaders Chelsea has generated a response from his teammate on the opposite flank.
Marcos Alonso who mans the left wingback position for Chelsea rates Moses as the surprise of the season, judging by the speed at which he has settled into a new role as a wingback.
While Alonso has played at wing-back before, he told Sky Sports he has been seriously impressed with the way Moses has adapted to a new position.
‘You have to run a lot more because you have to attack like a winger and defend like a full-back’ the Spaniard said.
‘You have to pick the best time to go up and maybe have a rest at some point during the game to be the first to defend when the team is not having full control of the game.’
‘Some days when I see that he is attacking more, I will stay more to cover and sometimes when I push more, he covers at the back,’ Alonso added of his partner.
‘He is doing an amazing job, because I think for me, it is easier that I used to play in this position before but for him it is something new and he is doing a fantastic job there.’