United States striker Alex Morgan says her transfer to Tottenham was “fairly surprising”, along with her determination to return to England going “all the way down to the wire”.
The 2-time World Cup winner, 31, joined the Ladies’s Tremendous League membership final month for the 2020-21 season.
Morgan gave delivery to daughter Charlie in Could and desires to be able to play within the rescheduled Olympics subsequent summer season.
“I wasn’t certain if I used to be able to make the transfer with my daughter and pull my household aside from one another,” she mentioned.
“It is one thing new that basically got here spontaneously and that creates much more pleasure round it.”
Morgan has performed for Orlando Delight since 2016, and the Florida-based membership say that, whereas she won’t be accessible for the American NWSL’s upcoming Fall Sequence, they may retain her NWSL rights upon her return.
Coronavirus has altered the calendar of the NWSL season in her residence nation.
Morgan mentioned she solely began searching for a membership “the Sunday or Monday” earlier than the switch window closed on Friday, 11 September, and was “50-50” earlier than deciding to signal the contract about 24 hours earlier than the deadline.
“It wasn’t my intention to go to Orlando after which determine to play for an additional membership in a foreign country however I needed to present myself the very best alternative to get again to full health, taking part in common matches and feeling myself,” Morgan mentioned.
“The choice was final minute and all the way down to the wire. I needed to place myself in the very best place potential to get match and prepared for the Olympics and competing in among the finest leagues on the planet was the most suitable choice for me.”
‘I grew to become a fan of Spurs’ males’s crew final 12 months’
Morgan, who has scored 107 objectives in 169 worldwide appearances for the USA, says she had likelihood to see Tottenham’s services earlier than final 12 months’s World Cup and was “actually impressed” by what she noticed.
“I grew to become a fan of the boys’s crew at that time,” she mentioned.
“Once I began actually contemplating becoming a member of, having a dialogue with the pinnacle coaches and seeing their ardour for the expansion of this membership, it clearly sparked a degree of pleasure that made me wish to be part of one thing like this.”
Morgan is joined by her daughter and mother-in-law in London whereas her husband – additionally a footballer – stays in America.
She was an unused substitute in Spurs’ FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Arsenal final week and confirmed she won’t begin Sunday’s WSL sport at Manchester Metropolis as she returns to health.
“No-one desires to see me in a sport greater than myself – it has been a few 12 months since I’ve competed in a match.
“We’re trying extra at long run fairly than decide up a bit harm – it is solely been two weeks of coaching.”