Morrison: Confidence flowing

Ravel Morrison hopes he can maintain his form for club and country when West Ham United face Manchester City on Saturday.

Last Updated: 16/10/13 at 10:21 Post Comment

Ravel Morrison: Has caught the eye for club and country this season

Ravel Morrison: Has caught the eye for club and country this season

Morrison has been one of the standout performers in the 2013/14 campaign, with the 20-year-old starting to fulfil the promise he showed in Manchester United's academy system.

It has taken longer than many anticipated for the highly-rated midfielder to deliver on his potential, with a move away from Old Trafford followed by a testing start to his time at Upton Park.

Morrison spent the 2012/13 campaign on loan at Birmingham City in the Championship, but used that spell to rebuild his confidence and burst onto the Premier League scene this term.

He has already opened his top flight goal account for the season and earned his first two caps for the England U21 side - with two goals scored in a 5-0 mauling of Lithuania on Tuesday.

After that contest, Morrison told West Ham TV: "I'm very happy with the performance on my second game for the U21s.

"My performance was good and so was the team performance, so we couldn't have hoped for much better.

"No matter what game I'm going into I always get nervous. Sometimes nerves can be a good thing, and they certainly were tonight.

"I've found it great being part of the squad, I've come in and the lads have treated me well and I've got on with everyone really well, so it's been good."

Next up for Morrison is a meeting with Manchester City - a contest he is looking forward to as an ex-United man and one he feels West Ham can spring a surprise in after returning to winning ways last time out against another title hopeful in the form of Tottenham Hotspur.

He added: "I'm very excited because obviously I used to play for Manchester United but I never played against their first team, so I'm really looking forward to it.

"Of course we can cause a shock. We're a great team and we should have had a lot of goals this season, but for some reason we haven't.

"Against Tottenham we managed to get the goals which have been missing, which was pleasing. The defence has been solid so if we carry on doing what we're doing, we can cause an upset."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

an we get one on the similarities between this year's Arsenal and 5 years ago. Or any other number you care to pick frankly...it shouldn't be hard.

mc1728
Liverpool: Five Similiarities Five Years On

R

icky van Wolfswinkel's remarkable record of one goal from one game at least deserves an honourable mention. And I'm willing to bet that at least one of Costa, Ulloa or Enner Valencia will earn a place on the list by the end of the season. Probably not Costa

stevenjameshyde
Top Ten PL Strikers Who Started Like A Train...

I

will also give up birthday Christmas and bacon for this to happen

badwolf
Ronaldo return ‘in place’

Footer 365

Premier League: Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez battling testicular cancer

Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he has been receiving treatment for testicular cancer.

Champions League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Dortmund deserved victory

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his side were 'average' following their 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Champions League: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praises side after Ludogorets win

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side's character as they battled to a late 2-1 win over Ludogorets.

Mail Box

Who's More Miserable - Baggies Or Mags?

There's not a lot to choose between the misery of West Brom fans and the misery of Newcastle fans. We have mails on them, 'only QPR' and lots on Man United...

Forget it, Ronaldo Won't Come Back

A varied morning mailbox, with thoughts on Ronaldo, Daley Blind = Michael Carrick, Ed Woodward redemption, stick with Pardew, QPR's name change and marbles...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property