Antonio Conte has jumped to the defense of revived winger Victor Moses. The winger was sent off in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal for simulation, but referee Anthony Taylor was having none of it and issued Moses his marching orders. But Antonio Conte was very quick to defend Moses and blamed it on him being too tired and that Moses is an honest player.
“There is a lot of tension in these moments and sometimes you could be tired. I don’t think if my player dived he did it with a real intention of doing it. We have arrived at the end of the season and many players are tired, and then there is a lot of pressure.”
“It’s not a good situation to dive, for sure, but Moses is an honest player and if he did this it’s only because he was tired. He didn’t want to cheat the referee.”