English Premiership

Morgan on 'eventful' three years at Leicester

2017-06-09 12:11
Wes Morgan (TEAMtalk)

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 happen.

"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."

 

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