Latics captain Samy Morsy reflects on Egypt's qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
- Latics Listen: Samy Morsy speaks about his Egypt national team experience on episode 11.
- Wigan Athletic captain's positive outlook on future international involvement.
- Morsy on West Bromwich Albion's Ahmed Hegazi.
Speaking for episode 11 of our podcast, Latics Listen, Samy Morsy took time to discuss his recent international involvement with Egypt, as back-to-back victories against eSwatini sealed qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations next summer.
Listen to or read an excerpt from the chat below.
"Qualifying is a brilliant feeling. We picked up two great results and it was a very good training camp because it was a good opportunity for me to meet the staff and the staff to meet me.
"It was a really positive camp. We've called up a lot of young players recently and the manager has revamped the squad, it's really positive times for Egypt.
"I believe I'm going to get a good chance after speaking to the manager on several occasions.
"International matches are always really exciting and I always feel refreshed when I come back.
"I've done it for a couple of years now and travelling is part and parcel of that commitment. It's a huge privilege, it doesn't last forever and whilst you play for your country you just have to give it your best shot."
With Morsy and his Latics team mates set to face one of his international team mates Ahmed Hegazi and West Bromwich Albion in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday, Morsy said the pair have spoke about the upcoming clash at the DW Stadium.
"He (Ahmed Hegazi) is a brilliant guy and a brilliant player, he's Premier League quality without a doubt and I'm looking forward to playing against him.
"I was picking Hegazi's brain about West Brom in general and he spoke about the coaches they have and how they implement the style Darren Moore wants them to play.
"They're a club going in the right direction for sure, so we're going to have to be at our best, but as I've said in the past, playing against better opposition brings the best out in us."