"It kind of opened my eyes"; Lewis Morgan is relishing his MLS opportunity after leaving Celtic

By John McGinley

October 24, 2020

Winger Lewis Morgan is relishing his Major League Soccer opportunity at Inter Miami after leaving Celtic in January, The Scottish Sun reports.

Morgan is winning plaudits for his performances in America, scoring five goals and assisting three times in 16 league appearances so far.

Now getting the regular football he was missing in Glasgow, the 24-year-old is thrilled with how things are progressing.

He told The Scottish Sun: “It maybe took me a while to get going because I hadn’t really been playing much at Celtic. But my numbers have been good in the last two months and I’ve started to add goals and loads of assists to my game.

“Every player wants to play, so when I wasn’t getting a game at Celtic, I was aware it was time to move. The club did a great job of making everyone feel part of things at Celtic.

“But it maybe took me to come to America to realise how much football I’ve missed and how much I missed playing every week. It kind of opened my eyes to that.”

Morgan looks to be playing with real confidence across the Atlantic, and his team still have an outside chance of reaching the play-offs at the end of the pandemic-hit season.

He never really looked like making the impact required at Celtic, but it’s great to hear he’s found a club able to offer him week-to-week football.

After his career stalled somewhat following his St Mirren exit, he now has a chance of forging a fantastic long-term spell in Miami or even at a bigger club.

Lewis Morgan with Inter Miami / (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Inter Miami stars Gonzalo Higuain and Blaise Matuidi could make him a better player too.

It’s going to be very interesting to see what direction he takes over the next few years.

In other news, Chris Sutton has called on Tom Rogic to start for Celtic against Aberdeen tomorrow.