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WATCH: SAMY MORSY REFLECTS ON WIGAN ATHLETIC’S 0-0 DRAW WITH CHARLTON ATHLETIC

29 December 2017

Midfielder reflects on Latics’ 0-0 draw with Charlton Athletic as he sees late shot come off the post and go behind.

  • WATCH: Samy Morsy on Latics’ 0-0 draw with Charlton Athletic
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  • Morsy: “It is difficult, but we just have to keep working hard, keep trying to find different ways to break down teams, but it is another clean sheet, we had chances and it will come.”

Wigan Athletic captain Samy Morsy was left to rue his late effort going agonizingly off the inside of the post and wide as Latics drew 0-0 for the second consecutive DW Stadium game.

Morsy saw Ben Amos deflect his late effort onto the post as Latics pushed for a late winner at the DW against the Addicks, but unfortunately the Egypt international joined a number of his teammates in trying in vain to break the deadlock.

Reflecting post-match, Morsy said:

“It was close; we were waiting for that one moment in the game and we had a couple of good opportunities when we went a little bit more direct in the second-half to try and mix the game up a little bit, because they were sat really deep.

“I hit the post, it come across the goal and I was just waiting for it to spin in but sometimes, with the spin of the ball, it doesn’t go in. It is another point on the board, though.

“It is frustrating, though, because we are at the point where teams aren’t giving us a game and we are just waiting for that one moment of quality to win the game – it is not too dissimilar to the Newcastle and Manchester City game the other when Newcastle gave the ball to the keeper from minute one and just sat and then almost got something from the game when they have a go late on.

“It is difficult, but we just have to keep working hard, keep trying to find different ways to break down teams, but it is another clean sheet, we had chances and it will come.

“When you play Shrewsbury, who are second, and Charlton, who are renowned as a passing team, they have earned the right to have you a game, but both teams sat behind the ball and came for a draw.

“They have got what they wanted but it is on us to find a way. We are happy with the way we are playing, though, defensively we look great and it will come.”

And Morsy is looking forward to getting back on the road on New Year’s Day as Latics look to get back to winning ways at Northampton Town.

“I think away from home it is a little bit different because in front of their own fans,” Morsy explained. “They’ll want to see them have a go regardless and the onus is on other teams to have a go and that suits us at the minute.

“It is brilliant playing in front of our fans away from home; Oxford was obviously a special day and I am sure Northampton will be the same.”


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