Egypt international and Latics captain says his time at the DW Stadium has been an amazing journey.
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Wigan Athletic captain Samy Morsy told iFollow Latics that there was never any doubt in his mind that he wanted to continue his journey with the club.
Morsy, who has recently passed 100 Latics appearances, has extended his stay at the DW Stadium until the summer of 2021.
“I am really pleased; it has been ongoing since the summer but with the change of ownership these things can take a little bit longer,” Morsy explained.
“I want to be a part of what the manager is trying to do here and with the new ownership I hope we can go from strength to strength.
“There was never any doubt in my mind because the manager wanted me to stay, the coaching staff trust me and there are a great set of players here – hopefully we can kick on now.”
Morsy’s Latics career has seen him go from being loaned out of the club in 2016 to representing Egypt at the World Cup after helping Paul Cook’s side to a record-breaking Sky Bet League One title win in 2018.
“It is crazy [making 100 appearances for the club] because if you had told me that when I went out on loan after being here just six months, I didn’t really see a future here,” Morsy continued. “Football changes fast, though, and hopefully now we have a good thing going on and with the new ownership hopefully giving us a boost in January with some new exciting players, as well as players coming back from injury, we are going to have a really strong squad.
“It has been an amazing journey; the fans have been great with me from day one, I have really enjoyed it.”
After losing their last three matches, there is natural disappointment for Morsy and his teammates at not building on their positive start to the 2018-19 campaign so far.
However, the Egypt international stressed this adversity will only make the group stronger.0
“We have a really good group – a real togetherness – and these tough moments like what we are going through now, they really test you but it brings us closer together and it will be all the more sweeter when we get back on a good run,” Morsy explained. “It’s that bit of confidence probably, that little bit in both boxes that we need.”
On a personal level, there is no doubting Morsy is a Latics fans’ favourite and he wanted to thank the club’s supporters for their backing.
“The fans have taken to me straight away because they know that whether I play good or bad, the commitment will always be there and they seem to like that,” Morsy added. “Hopefully now we can give them a good Boxing Day.”