Conte defends ‘honest’ Moses after dive

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has come to the defence of his wing-back Victor Moses, after the player was sent off in the FA Cup final for a dive.

Moses received a second yellow card for simulation after going down in the box against Arsenal, who won 2-1 to clinch the title.

Conte has explained that Moses is an honest player who was mentally fatigued, and that he didn’t consciously attempt to con the referee.

“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.”

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