The Nigeria international has been widely criticised for diving against Arsenal but Conte, whose side went on to lose 2-1, is adamant Moses went to ground due to fatigue rather than an attempt to gain an advantage.
“There is a lot of tension in these moments and sometimes you could be tired,” Conte told Chelsea‘s official website.
“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,” added Conte.