- Nwosu believes Moses' national team retirement will affect his chances at Chelsea
- The Blues' winger called it quits with international duties for Nigeria after six years
- Moses was part of the team that won the Africa Nations Cup title in South Africa in 2013
Former Green Eagles captain and coach Henry Nwosu has said Victor Moses will hurt his chances at Chelsea after retiring from international football.
The 27-year-old it called quits on his international career on Wednesday after spending six years with the Super Eagles winning the Nations Cup trophy in 2013.
"I don't think it's a wise decision because he is still very young. He needs to play for Nigeria to be more recognised at his club because Nigeria is a big name in football," Nwosu told Goal.
"It might make him lose his place in his club, they may look at him as a player who is not playing in the national team so he doesn't deserve regular playing time.
"For your club, that's the most important thing because the more you are playing for your club, the better for the national team.
"Club competitions are different from national competitions but you need both to compete at top level. I'm surprised that he has retired now."
Moses played in the Brazil 2014 World Cup and the Russia 2018 tournaments respectively and scored the leveler against Argentina in their last Group D match from a spot-kick.
He remains one of Nigeria's most successful players in Europe having won the Premier League, FA Cup and the Europa League with Chelsea.
Moses has also played for top English sides including Crystal Palace, Wigan, Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United.
In total, Moses has played 37 matches scoring 12 goal for the national team during his six-year career with his ancestral home.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Super Eagles winger Victor Moses was delighted with Chelsea's first win of the season after overcoming Huddersfield Town by 3-0.
Goals from N’golo Kante, Jorginho and Pedro Rodriguez ensured Maurizio Sarri’s side kick-started their campaign on a winning note.
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