Former Celtic winger Lewis Morgan has explained why he swapped Parkhead for the Sunshine State last month.
Morgan completed a move from Celtic to David Beckham’s Inter Miami as he gets set to take part in the MLS and rub shoulders with the likes of Josef Martinez, Carlos Vela, and Diego Valeri respectively.
Yet the move came after Morgan had been playing semi-regularly for Celtic. Neil Lennon featured him 18 times in the first-half of the season, and even started him in the Betfred Cup final against Rangers back in December (Transfermarkt).
However, his minutes at Parkhead couldn’t stop him from leaving for America. Speaking in the Daily Record, Morgan opened up on the move:
“The decision to sign with Inter Miami was about pushing myself and my comfort zone, coming over here and learning a new style of play in a new part of the world and working with a coaching staff that obviously their first language is not English.
“Those were all things I thought would help with my development as a player. So far, I’m finding that to be the case.
“It’s definitely a little warmer in Florida than I’m used to. That’s probably one of the biggest differences for me, getting used to playing in this climate. I’m sure the more days I put in I will acclimatise to that. The first week, I was just getting my feet in the door, but now I feel like I’m fitting into the group.”
Morgan never proved himself to be good enough at Celtic
It was pretty ironic timing considering the games Morgan was getting. Granted, he hadn’t made six of our matchday squads in the run-up to the winter break, but he had been playing regularly beforehand.
Perhaps Morgan had known that he hadn’t taken the chances in the team that he had been given. With Mohamed Elyounoussi and Mikey Johnston ahead of him in the pecking order, Morgan could easily have known his time in the team was up.
And the truth is that the youngster never proved himself to be good enough. Even when he was in the team, he only managed to score twice all season and assisted three.
In order to stay in the Celtic side, you have to produce more than what Lewis was conjuring up. Therefore, perhaps the move to Miami will prove to be a fresh start for him.