Elmohamady: Aguirre gives me freedom to get forward

Elmohamady: Aguirre gives me freedom to get forward
Ahmed Elmohamady (R)

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jul 02, 2019. 12:00

Egypt’s veteran wingback Ahmed Elmohamady has explained that his scoring form at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is down to the attacking approach taken by Pharaohs manager Javier Aguirre.

The 31-year-old has netted two goals at the AFCON thus far, putting his name on the score sheet in the 2-0 wins over DR Congo and Uganda.

Elmohamady has enjoyed life under Aguirre, racking up four goals and three assists in eight games under the Mexican tactician.

“The manager always gives us freedom to go forward and show ourselves, especially the fullbacks,” Elmohamady told King Fut.
“He likes the fullbacks to push high on the pitch, which gives us the freedom to score and assist.
“I scored today and scored in the last game as well as, long may it continue.”

The Egyptian star added that he is set to stay with newly promoted Premier League team Aston Villa for the 2019/20 season.

Egypt will be back in AFCON action on Saturday night when they play their last 16 tie against a third-placed team from Group C, D or E.

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