Women's Super League: Alex Morgan 'pretty happy' after making Tottenham debut in draw against Reading

Morgan, 31, who has scored 107 goals for the United States, came off the bench in the second half of Spurs' 1-1 draw with Reading on Saturday.

Agence France-Presse November 08, 2020 20:29:48 IST
Women's Super League: Alex Morgan 'pretty happy' after making Tottenham debut in draw against Reading

Tottenham Hotspur’s Alex Morgan right, vies for the ball with Reading’s Lily Woodham during the English Women’s Super League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Reading at the Hive stadium in London Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Morgan came on as a 69th minute substitute, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

London: US striker Alex Morgan says she is delighted to be back in action after making her long-awaited debut for Tottenham in the Women's Super League.

The two-time World Cup winner had not played for more than a year after giving birth to daughter Charlie in May and working her way back to fitness.

But Morgan, 31, who has scored 107 goals for the United States, came off the bench in the second half of Spurs' 1-1 draw with Reading on Saturday.

"It just feels good to get back on the field for the first time in more than a year, so I’m happy about that," Morgan told Spurs TV.

"Obviously I’m not too happy about the result but I just had to start to get some minutes and build from there, so I’m pretty happy that this is a good starting point."

Morgan said she was working her way back to full sharpness.

"I think my fitness, it's getting back there, it’s just going to take a little bit of time -- obviously with a matter of changing direction, sprints and everything, I’ve just got to get minutes to get game fit."

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