Mido insists the team must play an 'intelligent game' when they take on relegation threatened Southampton at St Mary's on Saturday.
Playing a team striving to break out of the bottom three is pretty much as tough as it gets at this stage of the season as the survival instincts of the struggling side tend to kick in as they attempted to preserve their top flight status.
The striker says we must be strong against the team that reportedly were in the chase for his signature in the transfer window.
"I hope I can play and really want to score," said Mido. "It will be a difficult game because Southampton are fighting to stay in the Premier League, so we have to be strong.
"We must be very smart and play an intelligent game, we will want to take the three points there. If you see where we are in the Premier League you will see we have a good chance of finishing in the higher places.
"If we win some games we will do well."