Elmohamady sets sights on European football with Hull City
Hull City’s Ahmed Elmohamady has his eyes on bringing European football to the KC Stadium after the club booked a semi-final date with Sheffield United at Wembley.
The Egyptian enjoyed another win over his former employees with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Sunderland, seeing the Tigers reach the final four of the FA Cup for the first time since 1930.
Providing competition favourites Arsenal overcome Wigan in the first of the semi-finals and finish the season sixth, Hull and Sheffield United could well be playing for a place in next season’s Europa League.
Elmohamady spoke to the Hull Daily Mail saying: “We play against Sheffield United and if we beat them we go in the final. Then we’ll be thinking of Europe and that would be another massive thing. It’s a massive first against Sheffield United but even if we didn’t win the FA Cup we could still be in Europe.”
Elmo, who has featured in more games than his fellow team-mates spoke about his joy since joining the club: “It’s been great for me. First to come here on loan and get promoted out of the Championship and now we are going to Wembley.
“I hope it doesn’t end there. We want to finish as high up the Premier League as possible and get to the final. To win the Cup would be fantastic for the fans and for the club. We’ve got a very good chance of staying up and to be in the semi-finals as well is great”
The midfielder has become a vital part of Steve Bruce’s plans following his £2 million pound move from Sunderland and will see his name enter the record booked as the first ever Egyptian to reach the the last four: “It’s good for me to become the first Egyptian to play in a Wembley semi-final. It’s a great feeling.
“I played at Wembley against England so it’s good to be back. I’m very proud to be playing a semi-final at Wembley with Hull City.”
Published on March 12 2014 for KingFut.