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Elmohamady - Portugal Trip Key For Team Spirit


11:00 16th February 2017

Ahmed Elmohamady admits he’s looking forward to the training camp in Portugal this week as he adjusts to life under Marco Silva’s new regime.

The Egyptian international missed Silva’s first eight fixtures in charge of the Tigers due to African Cup on Nations duty before returning to the side as a 66th minute substitute in the defeat at Arsenal last weekend.


Much has changed for Elmohamady since he arrived back in East Yorkshire last week and he is now looking forward to getting to know his new Head Coach and teammates during this week’s trip to Portugal.


“It’s good to go away for a few days and get to know a few of the new lads who have not been in the building very long,” said Elmohamady.


“The manager can get everyone together for a few days before a big game against Burnley and we’re all looking forward to it. It is important that we all come back at 100% to take on Burnley and we will be ready for the challenges to come in the next few months.


“It also gives us an extended amount of time to understand more what the new manager wants from us and hopefully this can only benefit us. It’s going to be a tough run for us both mentally and physically when we get back so we need to prepare as best as we can.


“It’s good to go away with the new lads and the new manager to get the opportunity to show him what I can offer the team. I only had two days back before the Arsenal game with the manager so hopefully this extra time will let me get used to the new system and the new style of play Marco wants us to play with.

“The spirit is high in the camp and I could see more confidence in the side when I came back from the African Cup of Nations. The spirit between us will be important for the rest of the season and hopefully the trip to Portugal will help us get to know each other even better.”

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