Ahmed Elmohamady: Fight for relegation is not over
Egyptian international Ahmed Elmohamady assured that Hull City can still recover from Sunderland loss and avoid relegation zone in the English Premier League.
The Tigers suffered their first home defeat in 2017 with Marco Silva from already relegated Sunderland 0-2, while Swansea City picked up a key 1-0 win against Everton. Hull City are now in the 18th place one point behind The Swans and minus five on goal differential.
Elmohamady said that the game against Sunderland was disappointing. “We were very unlucky. There were chances to score and finish the game, especially in the first ten to 15 minutes after half-time,” he explained. “But we couldn’t get the goal and they took their chances from set-pieces. Everyone was down and disappointed after the match but there are still two games to play.”
“The thing to remember is this is not over. There are two games to go and we have to keep our heads up, looking forward to the next game,” said Elmohamady.
The Egyptian Pharaoh will aim to avoid a second relegation in three seasons as the team was relegated from the top-flight two years ago.
“This is a different situation to two years ago. Back then, we had a very tough last couple of matches. Tottenham away and then Manchester United at home,” he added. “Now, it is different and we can pick ourselves up to get the results we need.”
The Tigers will be heading to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace in week 37 of the league. Losing the next match can leave Hull in the relegation zone if Swansea were able to defeat Sunderland. Even winning will still leave the fans waiting for the last round when the team hosts second-placed Tottenham.
“Sunderland is gone, the next game is the most important. We have to keep our heads up and concentrate on that game,” he added. “The manager said exactly that after Sunderland. We have to look forward. The most important thing is we go there and get the win.”
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