Elmo ready for Hull’s training camp in Portugal
Ahmed Elmohamady admits he’s looking forward to Hull’s training camp in Portugal that starts this week as he aims to adjust his game under new manager Marco Silva.
The Egyptian international missed Marco’s first eight games in charge of Hull because of being selected by Héctor Cúper for the AFCON, where the Egyptian team secured a silver medal against Cameroon in the final game.
The 29-year-old full-back has returned to Hull City for their game against his compatriot Elneny’s Arsenal as a 66th minute substitute in the Tiger’s defeat at the Emirates last week.
Elmohamady is now looking forward to getting to know more about his new manager during his trip to Portugal later this week.
“It’s good to go away for a few days and get to know a few of the new lads who have not been in the building very long,” said Elmohamady.
“The manager can get everyone together for a few days before a big game against Burnley and we’re all looking forward to it.
“It is important that we all come back at 100% to take on Burnley and we will be ready for the challenges to come in the next few months.
“It also gives us an extended amount of time to understand more what the new manager wants from us and hopefully this can only benefit us. It’s going to be a tough run for us both mentally and physically when we get back so we need to prepare as best as we can.
“It’s good to go away with the new lads and the new manager to get the opportunity to show him what I can offer the team.
“I only had two days back before the Arsenal game with the manager so hopefully this extra time will let me get used to the new system and the new style of play Marco wants us to play with.
“The spirit is high in the camp and I could see more confidence in the side when I came back from the African Cup of Nations.
“The spirit between us will be important for the rest of the season and hopefully the trip to Portugal will help us get to know each other even better,” the Egyptian concluded.
The former Sunderland and ENPPI defender has played a consistent number of 20 games with the Tigers in the EPL this season, assisting once in their 3-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion.
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