Sam Morsy

Egypt international Sam Morsy expressed his delight with Ipswich Town’s promotion to the Premier League and dedicated it to Palestine.

Morsy captained Town to a historic Premier League promotion assisting on the final matchday against Huddersfield Town.

This marked his fifth promotion, having led Chesterfield to League One in 2015, Wigan to the Championship twice in 2016 and 2018, and most recently Ipswich to the Championship from League One last season.

Additionally, the 32-year-old led the club to back-to-back promotions and a spot in next season’s Premier League for the first time since 2002.

Sam Morsy

“To be the first Egyptian to captain a team to do that, it’s nice. It’s really nice and something that I’m proud of,” Morsy told Al-Hurra.

“I think we have a really good team spirit, togetherness, a fantastic manager, and good players. It’s a massive achievement to get promoted to the Premier League.

“I dedicate it to the people of Palestine as well. I have contacted people over there and they sent me a video a few weeks ago supporting me and it brought tears to my eyes.

“I felt wow! I thought I was in a stressful situation but the reality is this is only football. Those guys are the real heroes,” he added.