Former Celtic winger Lewis Morgan finally managed to get his first two goals since leaving the club as he bagged a fine brace for Inter Miami last night.
Morgan, who only managed two goals and three assists in 31 appearances for Celtic (Transfermarkt), has been a regular with Miami since signing. However, despite previously playing nine games for the club as a first-choice winger, he only managed one assist to his name with no goals.
But that changed last night in a crucial MLS contest against Atlanta United.
Morgan managed to finish a beautiful counter-attack with a fine drilled finish to put Miami 1-0 ahead. And after being pegged back, he then bagged a second with a brilliant left-footed effort from just outside the penalty area.
Here’s a look at both goals if you haven’t seen them:
Lewis Morgan scored his first goal for Inter Miami last night finishing this swift counter-attack against Atlanta United. Then went on to score another in a MOTM display 🏴⚽️ pic.twitter.com/AtDNML6jVY
— James Nalton (@JDNalton) September 10, 2020
Lewis. Morgan. Again. 👀
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) September 10, 2020
Morgan feels he tried too hard at Parkhead
It’s good to see Morgan managing to finally make a direct impact on a game for his new side. Nobody can deny the commitment and effort he put into his time in Glasgow.
Speaking to Open Goal about his Celtic career, Morgan said: “To be honest, (during) my time at Celtic I probably tried too hard. I ended up just turning into a runner. I’d never been that but I was just pressing and running all the time. And from doing that I got chances to play but that wasn’t my game at all so I was kind of lying to myself the whole time.”
Morgan never had the consistency to be a success at Parkhead, and it remains to be seen if that’s an aspect of his game that haunts him in Florida.
Granted, Morgan’s general performances this season have been decent. Even if he hasn’t been making direct goal contributions, he’s been a constant pest for opposition defences, using his movement and quick feet to help create space for his team-mates.
But he was brought by David Beckham to Miami to produce moments like what he conjured up last night. Hopefully, it’s the start of a consistent run of goals/assists. It’s the one thing that’s been missing from his game since moving from Glasgow.
In fact, it’s arguably been missing from his game since he signed for Celtic back in 2018.