Chelsea star Victor Moses has dismissed suggestions he chooses and selects the matches he plays for Nigeria, insisting he always wishes to be fit before appearing for his nation.
Moses, 26, made his Nigeria debut in 2012 when he changed his international allegiance after representing England at various age grade levels.
Moses played a vital role in the draw and victory in back to back games over Cameroon this month that moved Nigeria closer to qualification for the next year’s World Cup in Russia.
However, the Chelsea wing back said he was disappointed with the insinuations that he doesn’t always want to play for his country.
“Yes, everyone says that I select games. I have heard it myself,” he told Nigerian radio.
“But it is what it is. I never run away from challenges. I love to play football, why would I run away from playing football? That is what we are meant to do,” he said.
“But people keep saying that I choose games for Nigeria… But I need to clear the air now, that is not true.
“If I have got an injury, I have got an injury. Whenever I want to play for Nigeria, I must be 100 percent, I want to give everything. But if I have got an injury, I don’t want to force myself because I am going to look stupid on the pitch.”