Elmohamady ‘pleased’ to captain Hull, praises team performance
Hull City winger Ahmed Elmohamady praised his team’s performance against Exeter City, saying that they displayed “a good performance all through the game”.
The Tigers defeated Exeter City 3-1 on Tuesday after being a goal down to progress into the third round of the EFL Cup.
The Egypt international captained his team in their victory over the League Two side. He captained his side for the first time ever in 2015, when they beat Swansea City 1-0 in their Capital one Cup tie.
“It was so good to be a captain, and lead the team to victory,” Elmohamady told Hull City’s official website after their victory over Exeter City.
The 28-year-old, who played the full 90 minutes, said in a post-match interview he was delighted for the participation of a number of young Hull players in the game and praised their impact in the team’s victory.
The Exeter game witnessed the participation of Jarrod Bowen and Greg Olley for the first time with the senior team, as they joined fellow Academy players Josh Tymon and Greg Luer in the starting line-up.
“The young lads played very well and got to get some experience with the first team. It is a very good chance for them,” Elmohamady said.
Elmohamady also praised Adama Diomand who scored twice during the game, saying that he hopes “he continues scoring goals”.
“He was good all through the preseason and the first two games, and now he scored two goals,” he added.
Elmohamady said that the Tigers would immediately start their preparations for their upcoming “big game” against Manchester United on Saturday in the third round of the English Premier League.
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