Alex Morgan’s Tottenham debut won’t be for another few weeks, with the American forward saying a setback prevented her from being fit to play against Arsenal in the Women’s Super League north London derby on Sunday.
The two-time World Cup winner joined Tottenham last month for this season to get game time ahead of the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics in 2021, with the United States season curtailed by the pandemic.
But Morgan, who gave birth to Charlie Elena Carrasco in May, has not played since 2019.
Alex Morgan has suffered a ‘small setback’ that will push her Tottenham debut back slightly
‘A small setback keeping me from doing what I love,’ Morgan tweeted on Sunday.
‘Can’t wait to get on the field with this team in the next few weeks. Literally can’t wait.’
Spurs have struggled since the start of the new campaign, with just one point from their opening four matches.
They have suffered defeats to Manchester United, Manchester City and Everton and claimed a point against fellow strugglers West Ham.
Morgan, who gave birth to Charlie Elena Carrasco in May, has not played since 2019