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21 January 2017

Midfielder scored impressive goal in 2-1 win over Brentford, but heaps the praise on his teammates.

  • Sam Morsy reflects on Latics’ 2-1 win over Brentford.
  • Midfielder keen to praise team performance.
  • Morsy: “There are some real unsung heroes in this team”
Wigan Athletic midfielder Sam Morsy directed all of the praise to his teammates in his post-match interview with LaticsPlayer HD, after he scored a superb first goal to help Warren Joyce’s side on their way to a third consecutive victory.

Reflecting post-match, the 25-year-old said:

“The most important thing was to win the game; we did a lot of homework on Brentford.

“The last two performances have been excellent against a footballing side in Nottingham Forest, who we did well against, and then in a battle at Burton Albion.

“Brentford were a footballing side too but I felt as if the game was made for us today and it was a really good effort from everybody from one to eleven, we defended really well as a team and it was a great result.”

Talking more personally about his teammates, Morsy continued:

“Since the day I have come back, the standard has been sky high in training and I think sometimes in football you just need a lucky break, maybe the Nottingham Forest game was a catalyst,” he explained.

“Everyone who has come in has been great and there are some real unsung heroes in this team; Shaun MacDonald was brilliant today – he covered every blade of grass – as did both Perks and Max.

“Everyone defended really well; Griggy worked tirelessly up top, didn’t get his rewards today when on another day he would.

“Young Connolly has come in and looked like he has been playing all season, Jakob Haugaard has been brilliant. Then the more senior lads like Stevie and the two centre-halves have been great and put a really good shift in.

“Michael Jacobs was close with a few today; he could have had a brace, and I think that’s the last thing now for him – adding goals to his game – and he’ll be unstoppable.”

Morsy was the man got the decisive goal, and some strike it was too, but the Egypt international again wanted to focus on the team.

“The ball came to me on the half turn, I’ve just tried to drive it in, I had another touch and then reversed it across the goal - it’s something I like to practice and fortunately for me it’s gone in,” Morsy said.

“If I can chip in with a few goals then great but I just want to win games for the football club and that’s all I want to focus on.”

And Morsy finished by praising Wigan Athletic’s supporters once more.

“Brentford were putting a lot of pressure on us and they put the big man up top and Burny, Bucko and Morgs dealt with him great,” he continued.

“We knew they were going to throw everything at us and the fans were incredible in the way they backed us today.

“They were last season and have been in every game I have seen them and it was a great win today.”

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