Morgan’s Wembley Pride
- The Foxes were beaten 2-1, despite having a host of goalscoring chances
- Jesse Lingard and Zlatan Ibrahimović scored either side of Jamie Vardy’s equaliser
Following Sunday’s narrow 2-1 defeat to Manchester United, Leicester City skipper Wes Morgan explained that his side were unfortunate to be beaten at Wembley Stadium.
Opportunities to take the lead fell to both outfits, with Shinji Okazaki sending a header crashing onto David De Gea’s crossbar, before Jesse Lingard opened the scoring with an excellent solo effort.
The Foxes deservedly hauled themselves level early on in the second period, as Jamie Vardy latched onto Marouane Fellaini’s loose pass, rounded De Gea and finished from a tight angle.
Ahmed Musa had a brilliant opportunity to put Claudio Ranieri’s men in front but nodded over from close range, only for Zlatan Ibrahimović to head in late on to win the game for Jose Mourinho’s side.
Morgan told LCFC TV after the game: “We’re obviously a little bit disappointed because there was a nice trophy up for grabs today and we wanted to put a good performance.
“The result didn’t go our way but I think we can be proud of the performance. We battled well, we looked sharp at times and on another day, it could have gone our way. The result is disappointing, but we need to be proud of the actual performance.
“They had a lot of possession at times so we had to make sure our shape was right. We were in the right positions at the right times and I felt like we did that for most of the game.
“The goals were a little but soft to concede, but those are the little details that we need to tidy up before the start of the season.”
Morgan went on to explain that it proved to be a good workout for his side, as they continued preparations for their Premier League opener at Hull City next weekend.
He continued: “We had couple of decent chances and another day they’re going in and we would have run out winners, but today wasn’t our day.
“They didn’t have too many chances, but they were clinical when they got them, so that’s the difference today.
“We want to make sure we’re right for the beginning of the season and we found that this game was good preparation.”
Morgan became the first man to lead City out at Wembley in 16 years, and while the result didn’t go his side’s way, the skipper felt it was an enjoyable occasion for the Club’s magnificent supporters, who were on top form all afternoon.
“It makes me proud to lead us out,” Morgan added. “It was a full stadium with Leicester fans everywhere, so it’s a great feeling.
“The icing on the cake would have been to actually lift the trophy, but I was definitely proud today.”
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