Skip to main content Skip to site footer


18 September 2018

Captain fantastic with the perfect response in Latics' 2-1 victory against Hull City.

  • Reaction: Samy Morsy delighted with battling victory at the DW Stadium against Hull City.
  • Latics' captain happy with the FA's decision to withdraw his suspension following his red card against Brentford FC.
  • Praise for Latics' younger players who Morsy says are getting better and better each passing game.

Speaking to iFollow Latics after scoring the first goal in Wigan Athletic's 2-1 victory over Hull City at the DW Stadium on Tuesday evening, captain Samy Morsy was delighted with Latics' battling qualities, and also took time to discuss Saturday's red card against Brentford FC and the FA's decision to withdraw his ban in time for the clash with the Tigers.

"Tonight was a great win, another three points and it puts us on the brink of where we want to be.

"Griggy did brilliant in the build-up to our first goal, his hold up play is probably something that's underrated. The ball dropped for me, I drove forward through gaps I knew would be there with them playing 4-4-2, which is fair play to them because most teams come here and pack the midfield. The space was there, I went forward into it and managed to finish it off.

"I looked up and both Griggy and (Josh) Windass made good runs, it opened up for me and I just hit it as hard as I could.

"The first half was brilliant and the only negative was the naive goal we conceded. We know why we conceded it and that's a good thing because it allows us to work on it.

"It's a good thing to still have lessons to learn when you win a game. They bombarded us in the second half, which teams will do when they have a real go.

"We stood strong. We've got young lads who are working hard and growing into their roles every week."

On the red card incident with Bees defender Yoann Barbet that almost made Morsy miss the Hull game through suspension, he added:

"The incident happened, I looked round and their player was lying on the floor like he was concussed, which is never nice to see.

"The players got round the ref trying to get me sent off, but everyone else who saw it straight away said it would get rescinded and fair play to the FA for doing that.

"It was a clash of heads, I had to go for the ball because it's not something I would pull out of, it's who I am and what I'm about."

With another Sky Bet Championship match coming up on Friday against Bristol City, Morsy thanked the home support and urged Latics fans to continue to back the side.

"The fans were brilliant, especially in the second half and that's what we need roaring us on every week. We're really strong at home and even away from home we've had two strong performances against Villa and Stoke.

"Home form is big in this division and we seem to really enjoy it at the DW.

"Friday will be a really tough game, but we're feeling good after tonight and we'll come back here with real confidence."

Wigan Athletic v Bristol City Tickets

Advertisement block