'Greatness Code' Episode 3: For Alex Morgan, success is about 'connecting at the highest level' with the team
"I don't think a perfect game exists," opined Alex Morgan on 'Greatness Code', the latest Apple TV+ sports docuseries on the block. "You try to get in that state of flow and you play in real speed, but it feels like everything else is in slow motion," she provides an image about how the game actually plays out in the athlete's mind. In Episode 3, soccer star Alex Morgan spoke about teamwork and the immense satisfaction she feels when the team connects to dish out epic performances.
Morgan also stressed about how greatness or the moment that puts you on track in her sport was all about the connection."It's about connecting at the highest level with your teammates," she says very matter-of-factly. One of the highlights was the CONCACAF 2012 where Coach Pia was always urging the players to be competitive and earn their spots in the team. For Morgan, the challenge was to convince Pia with her scintillating gameplay.
The results were out there for the world to see when Morgan who had not started for the US until the fifth match of the year. It was the final of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. Morgan was instrumental in assisting Abby Wambach twice as the US cruised to a 4-0 win over Canada. Since that game, Morgan has always been a regular starter in the game.
"When the stakes are higher when more is on the line, it is more important you perform," Morgan explained. Having my first game in the starting 11, I get those nerves and we all just try to pump each other up...yelling at each other, and that saps that fear, and you want to take it straight on," she explained. It was a brilliant 2012 for the striker as it led the US with 28 goals, 9 multi-goal matches, 21 assists, and 77 points. The same year saw Morgan nominated for an ESPY Award as the Best Breakthrough Athlete. It was eventually won by Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks.
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'Greatness Code' is currently streaming on Apple TV+.