Ahmed Elmohamady ‘enjoying’ winning run with Aston Villa
Aston Villa secured their ninth consecutive win in the EFL Championship after beating Bolton Wanderers 2-0 on Friday night.
Jack Grealish opened the scoring for the Villains in the 47th minute and ten minutes later Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham added the second to give his side the win.
Egypt international Ahmed Elmohamady commented on his side’s win and talked about their promotion chances.
“It’s good to get the ninth game [ninth win in a row] today. It’s been tough today to be honest, during the first-half they made it difficult for us but we had to be patient. Until Tommy made a great cross for Jack and got us the first goal,” Elmohamady told Aston Villa TV.
“It’s always nice to win games, I know it’s been nine in a row and we have to focus on the next game now. Because it’s going to be tough against Millwall at home.
“Everyone now is playing with a lot of confidence, we have to keep focusing and keep winning games,”
Elmohamady made 36 appearances for Aston Villa this season, scoring twice and providing seven assists.
“Sometimes you play against teams like Bolton who are always going to make it difficult and on Monday we have Millwall, that’s going to be tough.
“Now teams come at Villa Park sit back and wait for the counter-attack or a set piece to score, so we have to concentrate on ourselves and be focused. We have the talent in the team to finish the game at any minute like you saw today.
“Hopefully we’ll be able to get the tenth win in a row.
“I never got to win nine games in a row, I really enjoyed it, so hopefully we’ll make it 10 on Monday!” He added.
The Claret and Blue are currently fifth on the Championship table with 72 points, four behind fourth-placed West Bromwich Albion. With just three games left until the end of the season, they will be hoping to participate in the promotion play-offs.
“Every game is crucial, we have three games left, so we have to take it game by game as the manager said. We’re just focused on Monday as it’s going to be crucial as you said, three points that could take us further in the table.
“Our target is to finish as high as we can. In the three games, we need the three wins.
“It’s always tough against Millwall, we expect them to come to Villa Park and make it difficult for us. We’ll have to be patient and find the right moment.
“They’re going to be playing on the counter-attack and we know how to hurt them. Hopefully, on Monday we get the three points,” he concluded.
Aston Villa will host Millwall in their upcoming game on Monday, April 22.
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