Thu 11 February 2021 | 23:06

Morgan reveals how hard leaving London for her

Although there was an expectation that Morgan could extend her stay in north London, Alex Morgan announced last month that she would return to the United States with Orlando Pride.

Although the 31-year-old missed the majority of the season due to a knee injury, 

Alex Morgan

 was essential in her four appearances for the 


 as she bagged two goals, handing the club 8 points.

“When I did sign, I thought that it was going to be a short-term deal



 told reporters on Thursday.

 “That was my mindset going into it because I thought that the NWSL would start back up. I wanted to also be available for all of the training days with the national team. 

“I knew it was also going to be a strain on our family. Being across the world, not having Charlie be able to see a lot of her cousins or grandparents. And for Servando [Carrasco, her husband] to ask him to move there or not be with us if he was going to continue to pursue playing soccer as well I think would have been really difficult. 

"As I went through the season with Tottenham, I really enjoyed my time and I really loved it more than I expected. I got to know the girls a lot more than I thought. And the decision ended up being a lot harder than I expected. And I really weighed both sides for quite a few weeks, I had some conversations with Rehanne [Skinner, Tottenham head coach]. Also with some other people within the club, and a lot of my team-mates.

“I think ultimately it just came down to coming back to the U.S. because that way I would keep our family as close together as possible.

"Given the circumstances, just with the pandemic continuing to really extend into 2021 I felt like it was just best for me to be in the U.S. and be available for the national team and start off a full season with Orlando Pride rather than going to Tottenham late, then finishing the season with Tottenham, then going to Orlando Pride late. 

"I felt like I wanted to start off preseason with one team and go through an entire season with one team.”

source: SportMob

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