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Cúper: Sam Morsy needs to get experience with the national team

Sam Morsy, Morsy Cuper

Wigan Athletic midfielder Sam Morsy has expressed his happiness to be in Egypt to join the national team squad, while team manager Héctor Cúper confirmed the newly called-up player will be given play time.

KingFut had revealed that Cúper traveled to England in May to meet with League One winner Sam Morsy, ahead of the player’s official call-up to the Egyptian national team.

The 60-year-old manager expressed his willingness to give Morsy a chance in the two upcoming friendly games, but stressed that he will not test the player, but rather give him a chance to fit in with the squad.

“He arrived just 48 hours before our friendly match with Guinea, so unfortunately there was’t much time to train with the squad, but we intend to give him a chance during the game,” explained Cúper.

“Morsy’s performance in the game will not determine if he continues with the national team or not, but it will help us analyze his performance to see how well he can fit in and follow instructions. We know he is a great player and we will try to give him as many minutes as possible,” said the Argentine.

The 24-year-old was jubilant about his first first-team call-up: “I’m very proud and excited to be among a group of very talented footballers, and my family is very happy and proud as well.”

“I’m very happy about the warm welcome I was given by the players and I consider joining the Egyptian national team a huge step in my footballing career,” said Morsy.

He concluded, “I feel proud to watch three Egyptians, with great talent and potential, play in the English Premier League.”

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