Super Eagles forward Victor Moses says he cut a frustrated figure while being sent out on loan spells from Chelsea before Antonio Conte finally gave him a lifeline at the club.
Moses joined Chelsea from Wigan in 2012, but found himself out of favour when Jose Mourinho returned for his second spell in charge a year later.
He headed to Liverpool for the 2013/14 campaign but managed just 22 appearances in all competitions under Brendan Rodgers.
Again he was sent on loan this time to Stoke for the following season but injuries limited his impact before spending last year at West Ham.
But this season, Moses has finally established himself at Chelsea under new boss Antonio Conte operating from an unfamiliar wing-back position.
"I’ve been a little bit frustrated, I’m not going to lie," Moses told Sport Magazine.
"You spend about a month-plus in the hotel before you find your own place to stay – stuff there kind of plays in your head, and obviously the kids have to go to another place, go to school.
"I’ve not actually had time to relax.
"When the season finishes, you have to move back to London again, and those kind of things play in a footballer’s head."