Cape Town - Club
captain Wes Morgan has spoken about the roller-coaster that has been
Leicester City's past three years, saying he is confident the Foxes
will recapture the form of their league-winning season.
The 33-year old was at the heart of the defense that saw the East
Midlands club promoted to the Premier League, narrowly avoid relegation,
win the most coveted prize in English football then stage a remarkable
comeback to again avoid relegation, all in the space of three years.
Speaking to ESPN FC, the Jamaica international spoke fondly
of the experiences he has shared with his teammates and managers during
this tumultuous time.
"I'd say it's been an eventful three years," Morgan said.
"Promotion to the Premier League, which for me, after spending my
career in the Championship, League One even, I never thought would
"Then the 'great escape' to survive in our first season, and then it
goes without saying that the moment I lifted the Premier League trophy,
that split second when I got my hands on it, lifted it above my head,
will be etched in my mind forever.
"Last summer we came back for pre-season and suddenly we were playing against the likes of Barcelona, Celtic and PSG.
"We'd stepped up, we were keeping different company, touring places like LA – it was all very different.
"We were constantly reminded of our achievement – pictures and images
everywhere, the trophy was always around us, and there was the
recognition and the accolades that went with it.
"Teams approached us with a different mentality – playing the
champions of England. We tried to approach every game in the same way we
always had, but things didn't go right for us.
"When you're winning, everyone's happy. You feel like you can beat
anyone. And when you're losing, you can get into a rut. You try and
remain confident, but there's more pressure to get a result every time
you step on the pitch. The atmosphere changes.
"But at the same time we knew what we were capable of and were desperate to find that form again."