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Elmohamady sets sights on two trips to Wembley

Elmohamady sets sights on Wembley

Ahmed Elmohamady admits his side can now concentrate on the FA Cup semi-final with Sheffield United having all but secured their Premier League survival.

George Boyd scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory over Swansea City at the weekend which saw the Tigers reach their goal of ten wins in the top flight, a target set by manager Steve Bruce, with five games remaining.

Now Elmo admits their attentions have turned to their FA Cup semi-final encounter at Wembley knowing their survival is almost assured.

“Saturday was a massive win for us and the lads worked very hard for that result,” said Elmohamady.

“We now have 36 league points and can look forward to the cup game and what is going to be a big game for us as players, for the fans and everybody in Hull.”

The Egyptian is no stranger to Wembley having played for his national side against England back in 2010 and, whilst that ended in a 3-1 defeat, the midfielder is hoping for no repeat: “We don’t want just one trip to Wembley this year. To go twice in a few weeks would be fantastic.

“There’s still work to be done, but it has been a fantastic season for us. We’re a newly promoted club and so the aim was to stay in the league. Now we want to finish as high as possible. The lads have been first class this season and have worked hard.

“The fans have been brilliant and everyone is enjoying the club being in the Premier League. We’re not going to take our foot off the gas now.”

Jamie Barwick is a sports journalism graduate and fan of Hull City AFC who covered the Tigers on KingFut.com. Since graduating he has had work published on the Huffington Post, MSN Sport, Manchester Evening News to name but a few. Jamie also provides the Premier League with live player tracking for Sky Sports, BT Sport and BBC Sport at the KC Stadium.

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