Tuesday Jul 14, 2020. 16:00
Egypt international Ahmed Elmohamady has pinned Aston Villa’s hopes of surviving relegation on his compatriot Trezeguet.
This comes after Trezeguet’s brace inspired Villa to a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace in an English Premier League clash over the weekend.
The win saw relegation-threatened Villa remain 19th on the league standings – four points behind 16th-placed West Ham United with three games left.
“Goals are always good for confidence,” Elmohamady told the club’s official website.
“He’s worked hard on the training ground and in games, and now that he’s got his goals he’ll play with more confidence and freedom. Hopefully he can score two or three more goals over the next few games.
“In the last few games we’ve created a few chances but just lacked that final touch, the final ball, which we found today.”
The 32-year-old right-back has played 16 matches in the Premier League this season and netted once in the process.
“There’s always pressure when you’re in the relegation zone, but you have to keep fighting. We have three games left and we have to try and win them all to stay in the Premier League,” Elmohamady added.
“In the final three games, we have to win. There is no other option. We have to go to Everton with a mentality like today, keep a clean sheet and get the three points.”
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