‘I had people in my life who I thought were good people’: Mitchell Moses on why he’s a better player now


Parramatta Eels half Mitchell Moses admits he let outside voices influence his football which could have played a part in his exit from former club Wests Tigers.

Without mentioning Wests Tigers by name, Moses’ form has gone to another level since joining the Eels just a few years ago.

“I had people in my life who I thought were good people for me and my footy but I was relying on them too much. What they thought was good for me, wasn’t. They tell you what you want to hear,” Moses told The Daily Telegraph.

“It took me a lot of time to realise that I needed to cut them loose and it has been the best for me. I guess I had to learn the hard way.

“You play first grade footy and everyone wants to get into your ear and tell you how to play and tell you you’re the best – they would tell me I was playing good footy but I wasn’t.

“It was about owning up to that fact I wasn’t playing good footy, owning your mistakes. I realised I had to do something.

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“I have been through relationships with people that aren’t there anymore and I’m better for it. I had too much outside noise and was listening to too many outside of footy rather than just focusing on myself.”

Meanwhile it has been confirmed that New Zealand will clash with Tonga in June as the international schedule comes together for 2020.

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