Morgan: I have nothing to prove
MICHAEL Morgan says he is not out to prove anything to anyone as the Cowboys prepare for a tough run into the finals.
The playmaker has come under a lot of pressure this season while filling in for Johnathan Thurston ( shoulder) as the team’s halfback.
While the club had a rough trot when Thurston was injured earlier this year, they have improved greatly over the past two months.
A lot of this has come off the back of Morgan’s growing confidence, but not everyone is convinced the Queensland star can continue to lead the club when times get tougher.
Darren Lockyer said last week that he does not know if the Cowboys will be able to win bigger games and close out tight moments without Thurston in the side.
While Morgan said Lockyer is probably right to question him, he is confident he can continue doing what’s he already done, even as the Cowboys approach a horror run against the Roosters, Storm, Panthers and Sharks.
“I’m never trying to go out to prove anything to anyone,” Morgan said.
“I want to do my job for my teammates. That’s how I think about it.
“I’m not going out to prove anyone wrong that we can’t win without Johnno. It is nice to win without him ... it’s a bit of a relief.
“But the games will keep getting bigger and harder and as a group we’ll just have to prepare well. I’m no different in that.
“In the bigger games, there will be more pressure on me but that’s how it is in the position I play.”