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Ahmed Hamoudi: Adel Abdelrahman rediscovered me

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Photo: Al-Batin FC

Egyptian attacking midfielder Ahmed Hamoudi has praised his former manager Adel Abdelrahman, insisting that focusing on his work with Al-Batin is his way to return to the national team.

Zamalek’s former player spoke to Egyptian TV Channel “CBC Extra” as he was asked about his next step in Egypt and whether he can see himself playing for Al-Ahly soon.

“No one can predict the future. I worked very hard but I don’t think about the next step. I only focus on my club and my aim is to return back to the national team in the near future,” Hamoudi said.

“I work very hard and I’m ready to be called up by the national team staff and that’s what I work for. It’s an honor to wear the shirt of the national team, I was hoping to be called up for the Ghana match and my manager, Adel Abdelrahman, helped me to restore my level in order to return back to the national team, but I will work to be in the next camp,” FC Basel’s former player continued.

Hamoudi believed that the national team is capable of beating Ghana next game, revealing his positive outlook about the form of the Pharaohs playing abroad and their role against the Black Stars.

“I’m optimistic we can get all the points against Ghana. Beating Congo in the first match will boost the players’ morale to get the six points. Our players are in good form now and this can give us hope to achieve our dream and qualify to the World Cup,” the 26 year old said.

The Egyptian play maker has praised Al-Batin’s former manager, Adel Abdelrahman, who has been sacked by the Saudi club following a series of disappointing results.

“He was more than a manager to me, and one of the reasons why I joined Al-Batin. He knew how to treat me psychologically since my arrival, helped me to improve and put me in the way to rediscover myself and become the old Hamoudi,” Hamoudi explained.

“I spoke to him following his departure and he told me that I’m a professional player and I shouldn’t be affected by his presence. He told me to focus my work. He is the kind of manager who make you work for his success even more than for yours,” the former Smouha player added.

“He did an amazing job with a newly promoted club like Al-Batin, and left the club in the ninth place despite the lack of experience and financial resources compared to other Saudi clubs, but he managed to improve our mentality to become professionals,” Hamoudi concluded

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