Morgan looks ahead to Germany
By James Marshall in Morelia
Sunday, 03 July, 2011
Liverpool hit-man speaks ahead of Monday's World Cup Quarter Final.
England U17 striker Adam Morgan spoke to TheFA.com about his side's World Cup Quarter Final clash against Germany and the honour of scoring in a World Cup penalty shoot-out victory.
Morgan netted the second penalty against Argentina on Thursday after an impressive substitute cameo, adding to the goal he scored against Canada in the second group game.
“It was a fantastic feeling to score a penalty at a World Cup and get through to a Quarter Final,” said Morgan.
“Even though the conditions were awful, we played well throughout the match and deserved the victory. The lads are delighted we got through and can’t wait for the next game against Germany.”
The prolific Liverpool striker, who scored 24 goals last season at youth level for his club side, admitted the success is down to team spirit and the determination to be successful.
“Our success is mainly down to determination, we have some fantastic players and with our firepower in attack we can beat anyone on our day," he added.
“We have a fantastic team spirit in the camp and it definitely shows on the pitch.”
Morgan has been a regular in John Peacock's squad over the course of the season and having experienced a European Championship Finals in Serbia in May is now taking everything in at a World Cup. It's something that he's enjoyed and suggests the experience of a World Cup at such a young age will only help him and his team-mates in the future.
“It’s fantastic for all the squad to have game time at a World Cup, it’s a brilliant experience for all 21 players to play and been involved at such a young age. It will definitely help us in the future, there is no doubt about that,” he explained.
“Every time I get an opportunity to play, I give it my all and hope I have an impact on the matches I play in.”
Asked about his thoughts on facing Germany in the next round Morgan said: “We are always confident going into any game, England v Germany games are always close and exciting to watch.
"The lads are confident that they can beat anyone at this tournament and we will be giving it our best shot to reach the Semi-Finals of a World Cup.”