The Blues starlet admits his thoughts are on January's tournament in South Africa that could see him miss up to six weeks of action for Rafa Benitez's side
By Emeka Nwani
Chelsea forward Victor Moses has admitted he is already looking forward to representing Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations.
The former Wigan man will be missing from the Blues' squad for up to six weeks during the tournament in South Africa, but is excited to represent his country in the competition for the first time.
"This will certainly be my first Africa Cup of Nations. And I want to make it a memorable one by doing my best and giving Nigeria all I've got," Moses told Goal.com.
"It will be an honour for me to represent Nigeria at this stage in African football after accepting to play for the country in short a time. I want to take my club form to play at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
"I am already focusing on what will happen in South Africa because African football has it own peculiarities. You have to be strong and determined to do well against an African side and I am already tunning my mind to the tackles and strong challenges in all the matches.
"But I think I am equal to the task because I am also a strong player. No matter the way you look at the Super Eagles, we have a good team that can win the trophy under an enabling envronment.
"Stephen Keshi has been able to build the fighting spirit in us and Nigerians will see a new team during the Africa Cup of Nations.
"I want to give everything in all the matches and I know all the players that will be selected will also be ready to die for Nigeria if need be."