Elmohamady speaks out about Hull start of the season
Hull City right back Ahmed Elmohamady has said that the team succeeded in proving everybody who wrote them off wrong thanks to their fine start of the Premier League season.
Hull City managed to collect six points out of their first three outings, after beating Premier League title holders Leicester City and Swansea City while losing against Manchester United to a last-gasp goal from England youngster Marcus Rashford.
The Tigers are currently sitting in the fifth place after game-week 3 and are set to face Burnley in their fourth game of the season.
“Before we start everyone wrote us off and we kept working hard and training. Everyone thought we had a bad pre-season, not at all. We all played well in the friendlies and pre-season games,” the 29-year-old international said.
“Everybody wrote us off against Leicester, we were happy after the game after we won and we showed everyone how good we are. The thing is when everyone say Hull won’t win a game or Hull won’t get a point and you here all these things, you go to the game having a challenge. After you win you enjoy it because you disappoint everyone and that’s what we did.”
“Mike Phelan isn’t a new comer for us nor the fans. It isgood to have someone like him, he knows all the players, he knows the place. He gives us his experience. We all like him, we want him to stay with us. Of course it is not our decision but we hope.”
Elmohamady also described his feeling to come back and play in the Premier League, having spent the last season with Hull in the Championship.
“It is always good to play in the best league in the world, I’m excited. It is a very tough league, you are coming up against big players and big teams but you have to enjoy it. We were pleased last year when we got promoted, hopefully we will continue the hard work and strong spirit in the team to get results and keep going.”
“What would I be if I wasn’t a footballer? I would still be a sportsman. I like to play tennis so it would be a tennis player. My Premier League idol is Cristiano Ronaldo, I grew up watching him. He is a great player, a great sportsman. He is the best in the world now. What he has done through since he was young and lost his dad and coming through all this to be the best player in the world just show that hard work is very important for a player.”
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