Egypt’s Elmohamady can taste a goal

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Saturday 16 Apr 2011

Egypt’s winger Ahmed Elmohamady is eager to end the English Premier League club Sunderland’s goal drought, coming oh-so-close in the last match

Ahmed Elmohamady

With Sunderland struggling for goals in a dismal run that saw them suffer seven defeats in their last eight games, Ahmed Elmohamady said he was keen to help them by opening his goal account.

“I hope I can start scoring goals,” the Egyptian international was quoted as saying by British newspaper the Gazette.

The 23-year old was on the verge of scoring his first goal last week against West Brom, but the Baggies defender Nicky Shorey headed the ball into his own net instead.

“Earlier in the game against West Brom, we’d put a cross in and I didn’t get into the box,” Elmohamady explained.

“After that, the gaffer told me to get in the box alongside Danny Welbeck and Asamoah [Gyan].

“But I only touched his [Shorey’s] head, not the ball. I knew I hadn’t got a touch,” he added.

Despite making a good start in the season, Sunderland suffered a recent dip in form. They now lie 13th in the 20-team table with 38 points, seven ahead of the relegation zone.

 “It’s very difficult for the players at the moment. There’s a lot of pressure on everyone,” said the Pharaohs star.

“They’re always thinking about it during the game,” he concluded.

Despite the recent reported interest from Several English Premier League clubs, including Arsenal and West Brom, Elmohamady has expressed his desire to stay with Sunderland.

The English club have announced their intention to turn the winger’s loan deal from Egypt’s ENPPI into a permanent contract next summer.

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