Lewis Morgan hardly impressed at Parkhead, but he’s now wowing fans in the USA with a consistent start to the season with Inter Miami.
Morgan was signed by Brendan Rodgers back in January 2018. However, after failing to ever make an impression, eyebrows were raised when David Beckham’s Miami came calling back at the start of 2020.
It was a fresh start for the former St Mirren youngster, with his move most certainly the best call for all parties. However, whilst many would’ve predicted his failure Stateside, Morgan is now thriving.
The winger bagged the only goal of the game last night as he slotted home a penalty for Miami against the Houston Dynamo. It proved to be Morgan’s fifth direct goal contribution in just three matches as he really starts to pick things up in the USA.
And it appears he’s seriously impressing those who watch him on a weekly basis. Here’s a look at some of the reaction to his display last night:
Morgan took the corner that lead to the penalty given with his right foot and then dispatched the penalty with his left foot. Big Santi Cazorla energy. https://t.co/TFIXuqbDZZ
— Ben Green (@beno_greeno) October 10, 2020
Grande Lewis Morgan !!!! #7
— Ricardo 🚀🐔7️⃣ (@Kardolives) October 10, 2020
Obviously. Still can't see why Celtic fans didn't like him.
— Ralph R. Lucarella (@lucarella_r) October 10, 2020
Lewis Morgan once again showing how valuable he is to Miami’s offense. So, so good. #InterMiamiCF
— Alex Windley ☀️ (@aaw_1998) October 10, 2020
Lewis Morgan. So good.
— Wooj (@The_Wooj) October 10, 2020
Lewis Morgan reminds a bit of Andy Robertson the way he presses, just tears right at the opposition full pelt.
— James Nalton (@JDNalton) October 10, 2020
Lewis Morgan the best we have.
— nuisance (@Bee_Miami) October 10, 2020
second if not first best player on the team tbh
— ethan (@_ethanflores_) October 11, 2020
My opinion, best player of the season for Miami so far. 😎👍👍
— Eras 🦥 (@sanchez3ra) October 11, 2020
No regrets from Celtic’s perspective
The easiest thing we can do is look at how Morgan is impressing and act as though we made some sort of huge blunder in letting him go. We didn’t.
Say what you will, but Miami don’t have anywhere near the same pressure to get consistent results like Celtic have. The pressure of securing 10-in-a-row will trump anything Morgan is experiencing in the States.
Credit to him of course. He’s clearly on fire this month and is really starting to impress the Inter supporters. However, there’s no guarantee he would’ve just suddenly sprung into life at Parkhead. A fresh start was clearly needed.
Remember, Morgan was given 31 opportunities to make an impression at Celtic. Throughout that time he was given the chance to make an impact in a variety of positions in the final third (Transfermarkt). He failed to take them.
So all the best to him and hopefully he secures a fine campaign with Miami, but let’s not kid ourselves that he was on course to make an impression at Celtic. Morgan had his chances.