Former Sunderland loanee Lewis Morgan has hit out at some of the club’s former ‘big earners’ including Bryan Oviedo.
The Scottish winger is now playing his football with Major League Soccer side Inter Miami after having a spell with Sunderland in January 2019 for half a season on loan. Appearing 22 times for the Black Cats during that loan spell, the £540,000-valued attacker netted two goals and secured four assists.
Costa Rican left-back Oviedo spent two years with Sunderland during 2017 and 2019 and made 77 appearances for the Black Cats.
Speaking to Open Goal’s Si Ferry, Morgan said:
“There was Bryan Oviedo and Lee Cattermole who were big earners.
“There would be times where you would job around the pitch for your warm-up and then Bryan would take off halfway around and go back into the building.
“He would say his calf was sore, but there was nothing wrong with his calf, he just couldn’t be a**** with training.
“He was over here with his wife and kids from Costa Rica, and away trips he would just say ‘I’m not going, I’m injured’.”
Morgan went on to discuss various other club aspects, including what he called a ‘negative’ dressing room atmosphere.
Morgan is certainly making some damning comments about his time at Sunderland and his revelation about Oviedo may not go down too well with some of the Wearside faithful.
The Costa Rican was seemingly a popular figure with many Black Cats supporters in the past and penned a heartfelt message to the Wearsiders’ following upon his departure, although Morgan’s revelations may change the opinion of some fans.
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