I’m sure I could have been a success under Ange, claims former Celtic star as he hails Rangers’ Europa League run

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LEWIS MORGAN reckons he could’ve been a success under Ange Postecoglou at Celtic.

The 25-year old joined the Hoops in January 2018 after finding superb form at St Mirren, but found opportunities at Parkhead hard to come by.

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Morgan spent two years as a Celtic player

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Morgan spent two years as a Celtic playerCredit: Kenny Ramsay – The Sun Glasgow

After two years with the Hoops, the Scotland international moved to the USA and he’s never looked back.

Morgan enjoyed two excellent seasons with Inter Miami, before switching to the Big Apple with the New York Red Bulls.

He’s enjoyed a brilliant start to life there, bagging five goals in his first 12 matches.

Morgan, in fact, went viral across social media just this weekend with a thunderous volley in the Red Bulls’ 4-1 thumping of DC United.

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The majority of Morgan’s spell at Celtic Park saw him work under Brendan Rodgers, although Neil Lennon was in charge at the time of his exit in January 2020.

It is, of course, Ange Postecoglou who’s now at the helm at Parkhead, with the Australian quickly bringing success to Celtic Park with a league and cup double in his first season.

The Aussie’s system is one in which attacking players have been flourishing, and Morgan reckons he too could have found the top of his game with a run in the team working under ‘Ange Ball.’

The forward maintains, too, that he could have been a Celtic success had he been given a proper chance during his time there regardless of who the manager was.

Speaking to Glasgow Live SPORTSMorgan said: “It’s tough to say. Managers come and go and the manager has come in this year and done brilliantly domestically.

“The team is playing a really good, attractive style of football.

“I also have self-belief and think I could have been a success when I was at Celtic anyway.

“Quite a lot of my time was maybe filling in at different positions. You have got to do that at a club like that with the competition for places and quality of squad we had.

“I am sure all the forward players at Celtic now love playing under Postecoglou with his style of play.

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“I am sure if I was there and had a sustained run then I could have made a success of it.”

Celtic will be taking their place at the top table of European football next season, with Champions League group stage guaranteed.

Rangers could still follow them into the competition, although they’ll have to come through the qualifiers.

Morgan reckons he could have been a success under Postecoglou

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Morgan reckons he could have been a success under PostecoglouCredit: PA

Watching from afar, Morgan could not help but be impressed by his old club’s Old Firm rivals on the continental stage.

He wants to see continued success in Europe in the season ahead – from both Celtic and Rangers.

He added: “I think for such a number of years people were saying Scottish clubs could not do that and Rangers have shown that is not the case.

“Especially in their home games. The fans were unbelievable.

“Celtic can hopefully recreate that and create more success for Scottish football.

“It’s probably been a while since we have had both teams performing at a high level at the same time in Europe.

“Obviously Celtic for a period there when Rangers weren’t in Europe were sort of carrying the flag and then Rangers more so in recent years have really done brilliantly on the European stage.

“So hopefully we can have both competing at a high level and try and get back to the days when both were playing in the Champions League.

“Rangers this year in Europe were brilliant for Scottish football.

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“Unfortunately, losing in the way they did was quite tough but I think Scottish football is getting better every single year and it is good to see that.

“Next year will be exciting as well and hopefully we can have both clubs in the Champions League.”

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