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Paul Cook believes the World Cup will have done wonders for Morsy

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manager believes that club captain and Egypt international midfielder will have taken a lot from his World Cup experience as they look to push on next season.

Having been called up as Tarek Hamed’s backup by Hector Cuper, Sam Morsy was able to get his first piece of World Cup action in the Pharaohs’ opening game against eventual group winners Uruguay in a heartbreaking 1-0 loss.

While the result, along with the following two defeats, meant that Egypt went home with no points, Wigan’s manager Paul Cook believes that Sam Morsy will have taken a lot from the experience.

“Samy’s back in the building now and he’ll be coming out to Spain with the rest of the group. The World Cup was a great experience for Samy and it was great for us as a club to have someone representing us out their with their national side.”

“Samy had a big part to play in the Egyptian squad and we were delighted to see him play so early on in the tournament and give such a great account of himself.”

“He’s a very confident lad regardless of the status international football gives him. When you’re travelling and you’re getting minutes on the pitch in competitions like the World Cup I’m sure it will do wonders for self confidence, but Samy’s a very focused lad on football anyway and I’m sure he’ll be very driven at the start of the season to lead us on to what we hope will be a successful season.”

Wigan will take part in their pre season before starting their campaign in the Championship on August 4th at home against Sheffield Wednesday.

Match Reporter and Editor at Quantity surveyor from South East London. Support Leyton Orient and Inter at club level. Due to my mixed heritage I also support England, Egypt and Poland at national level. If it involves a stadium and a football then I'll watch it.

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