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Elmohamady: Villa have to bounce back from defeats, Bruce believes in me

Ahmed Elmohamady - Aston Villa

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right back has prompted his teammates to bounce back right away from setbacks if they were to aim for a Premier League return next season.

Aston Villa currently occupy the sixth place in the Championship table with 26 points from 16 matches. The Villans have sustained a home 1-2 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in their latest game.

The former Hull City player also highlighted on the competitiveness of the second division English league.

“That is the good thing about the Championship. You can lose one week but then play soon after and win. Then everything is changed,” Elmohamady said.

“We have to make sure we bounce back from defeats. I have been there before with Hull so I know what it’s all about. I know how this division works. It’s the same for some of our other experienced players, they know how hard it is. It is the hardest league in Europe, I think. What makes it hard is the amount of games – Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday. On top of that we have a lot of internationals, so there’s no break. We don’t have time off.”

The 30-year-old wideman has further spoken about his relationship with coach Steve Bruce, whom he collaborated with before during his time at Sunderland and Hull City.

“He is a great manager, and always looks after the players. Whatever they want or you need, he will be there. I have been with him for a long time, three different clubs, he brought me here to England. He just always believes in me. He gives me confidence to play and believes in me.”

“That is a big thing. If you have confidence from your manager you can produce your best football.”

Elmohamady is one of the foreign-based players who were called up for Egypt’s final game against Ghana in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

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