June 22, 2021

Morgan: FA Cup win could be perfect farewell

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Captain Wes Morgan has hinted Leicester’s FA Cup heroics could be his perfect Foxes finale.

The skipper made a surprise late substitute appearance in Saturday’s historic 1-0 final win over Chelsea, which saw the club lift the trophy for the first time.

Morgan, who had been out since December with a back problem, is out of contract in the summer and the defender – who won the Premier League in 2016 – conceded time is running out on his career.

The 37-year-old said: “Nothing’s been announced yet, I need to discuss it with the club, but I don’t think I’ve got too many more miles on the clock, we’ll say that.

“I wasn’t sure if I was going to make the squad. The gaffer asked me if I could make it on the bench and I said if I’m needed for the last 10 minutes, I’ll be available.

“We were 1-0 up and the last thing I expected a week ago was to be playing again, but I came on and now I’ve won an FA Cup.”

Morgan came on for the last eight minutes as Leicester survived a late scare to win the cup after Youri Tielemans’ second-half screamer.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is held aloft after his side's FA Cup win 0:20
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers hails the 1-0 win over Chelsea in the FA Cup final as a historic day for the club

Former Leicester defender Ben Chilwell had a goal disallowed for offside two minutes from time after a VAR check, while Kasper Schmeichel also saved from his old team-mate and Mason Mount.

Five years after winning a shock Premier League title the Foxes lifted a maiden FA Cup and Morgan believes it underlines their ambition with the club also third in the league.

He said: “It shows our intentions. We entered the Premier League six or seven years ago, and we’ve had ups and downs but we’ve got a real direction now since the gaffer took over.

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“We have an identity. We know what we want to achieve and if we want to do that we’ve got to start winning trophies.

“We’re in a strong position [to reach the Champions League], and looking at our fixtures, it’s not job done yet.

“We’ve got two more games to go, and we play Chelsea again funnily enough, but we know a positive result will secure our place in the top four.”