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Nigeria: Confederations Cup - Spain'll Be Wonderful Feelings for Eagles, Says Moses

After successfully leading Super Eagles attack to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations glory in South Africa, Victor Moses is seriously looking forward to playing world and European champions Spain at the Confederations Cup slated for June in Brazil.

"I am looking forward to playing against (Spain). It will be wonderful, not just for me, but for the other players as well. That we have the chance to play against some of the greatest players in the world is terrific. We are very happy, but the most important thing was to win the Nations Cup. Having actually done that, we are looking forward to Brazil for the Confederations Cup," the Chelsea forward said on FIFA website Tuesday.

The Super Eagles have been drawn into Group B at the prestigious competition and will be facing the world champions Spain, as well as Uruguay and Tahiti, in the competition.

"It means a lot to me and the rest players. It means a lot to represent Nigeria in Brazil. We are all looking forward to it. We are delighted to be going there."

Shockingly, Victor Moses didn't hide his admiration for the Catalan team with over nine players in the senior Spanish team.

Moses is on record as saying that if he continues working hard as he does, he could end up playing for Barcelona. But for the time being, he is content being an African champion and playing for Chelsea.

On the feeling of winning the 2013 AFCON with Nigeria, Moses said it was indescribable.

"It is an amazing feeling. It is good to win the Nations Cup since it had been a long wait. We were very delighted when we won it."

"If anybody had told me that I would be playing for Chelsea and winning the Nations Cup by the beginning of this year, I would not have believed it. It is like a dream. But it has taken a lot of hard work and I have been working hard week in and week out, and at the end of the day everything came out for me in a positive way," Moses said Tuesday.

His first start for the Super Eagles was twice delayed as Nigeria's game against Guatemala, for which he had been called up in February 2011 was called off, while he could not play in matches against Kenya and Ethiopia a month later because the paper work for his switch had not been processed in time.

It was only in November of that year that he was cleared to play for Nigeria and since then he has not looked back, becoming an important part of Stephen Keshi's Super Eagles side that stunned the rest of the field to lift the AFCON title. Moses scored two goals during the campaign and was selected for the team of the tournament.

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