United States striker Alex Morgan is delighted to be “back on the field” after making her long-awaited Spurs Women debut.
The two-time World Cup winner had not played for over a year, after giving birth to her daughter in May and working her way back to fitness. But Morgan, who has scored 107 goals for the US, finally came off the bench for the final 21 minutes of Spurs’ 1-1 draw with Reading at The Hive.
“This is a good starting point,” Morgan told Spurs TV, “It just feels good to get back on the field for the first time in more than a year, so I’m happy about that.
“Obviously I’m not too happy about the result but I just had to start to get some minutes and build from there, so I’m pretty happy that this is a good starting point.
“I think my fitness, it’s getting back there, it’s just going to take a little bit of time – obviously with a matter of changing direction, sprints and everything, I’ve just got to get minutes to get game fit.”
Morgan was able to count on extra support at The Hive as she said:
“Yes, my daughter was here with her Spurs kit. It’s fun to look up after the match and see her there supporting me.”
Undoubtedly, many fans will be excited to see her on the field again. Morgan also explained why there had been a delay in making her debut for the club:
“There’s times definitely where I think stress builds up or I kind of get a little too anxious. But I think that I’ve handled it quite well.
“Hopefully in the next two weeks, I’ll get on the field [more often] with team because we’ve had quite a tough run, especially in the month of October.
I really want to help the team win.”
For now, just hope she can make a difference and achieve glory with her new club. Welcome back, Morgan!