Elmohamady wants to stay at Sunderland

Mohamad Mosselhi, Thursday 5 Jan 2012

Egyptian winger Ahmed Elmohamady confirms his desire to stay at Sunderland and prove his worth to new manager Martin O'Neill

Ahmed Elmohammady

English Premier League side Sunderland’s Egyptian winger Ahmed Elmohamady has revealed he has no intention to leave the club despite his lack of playing time since the appointment of coach Martin O'Neill last month.

‘’I am not angry to be sidelined on the bench," Elmohamady told a TV program. "It’s normal when you appoint a new coach he will make some changes in the team’s squad. As a player I have to respect his decision.”

The Egyptian winger, who was instrumental in the squad of former coach Steve Bruce, has become a permanent substitute under O'Neill.

The 24-year-old was sidelined in four successive games before he played a few minutes in Sunderland’s two last victories against Manchester City and Wigan respectively.

“I played ten minutes in the last two games, that’s means an improvement in my situation and I will do my best to convince the coach to let me play more,’’ the Egyptian winger added.     

Elmohamady, who signed a three-year contract last summer with Sunderland after impressing during a loan spell, stresses that he wants to stay at the club until either his contract expires or a move to a bigger club in Europe comes up.

"I have the desire to complete my contract with Sunderland or to move for another bigger club.’’

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