Wes Morgan will miss opening Copa clash due to celebrating too hard

The Leicester City captain hasn't trained all week

Wes Morgan will miss opening Copa clash due to celebrating too hard

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Leicester City captain Wes Morgan will miss Jamaica's opening game of the Copa America, suffering from fatigue after his title celebrations over the past number of weeks.

Morgan led the Foxes to the unlikeliest of Premier League triumphs last month and has apparently kept the party going since then, with trips to London and Thailand.


Jamaica open their Copa campaign against Venezuela on Sunday, but his manager, Winfried Schafer, is just glad to have him in the squad it would seem. 

“Our team is complete. Wes Morgan has come, but he is tired; that is clear,” Schafer told the Sunday Gleaner.

“All week, he has not trained. He partied in London and Thailand, but I am very happy he is here and maybe he can help [play] in the second match, but not the first match because it is too difficult.

“We want to win. We have to win. It’s important. We watched 20 minutes of Costa Rica versus Venezuela and they are a very good team, good discipline. It will not be easy; it will be a very difficult match.

“We can’t [afford to] lose. They, however, can get a good result if we are not careful.

“The team has good spirit and good feeling now, but it is important not to get satisfied and feel that everything is OK. We have to work even harder.

“This Copa America Centenario is like a Gold Cup and Copa America together. We were in the final of the Gold Cup and finished last in Copa America.

“We have a strong chance [to make the quarter-finals], but we have to go match by match. I cannot tell now. It’s not easy, but we are aiming to do our best.”