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MIDO'S HAMMER TIME!

Posted on 1 March 2007  - 12:00

Mido couldn't help breaking into a smile when asked to recall his winner against West Ham back in October as we prepare to face the Hammers again this weekend.

Mido couldn't help breaking into a smile when asked to recall his winner against West Ham back in October as we prepare to face the Hammers again this weekend.

“It was my only league goal, so I have to remember it well!” beamed the Egyptian hitman as he looked ahead to Sunday’s Premiership trip to Upton Park.

And remember it he should – it was a worthy winner at the Lane as Mido flicked up a cross from the left with his back to goal, spun and drilled a low volley across Robert Green and in off the far post from the tightest of angles.

The goal sparked wild celebrations – not least from the scorer himself – and maintained a sequence of results that would eventually read 16 wins in 22 matches between September and December.

But back to the present. After such an impressive return to the top flight last term and FA Cup Final appearance, West Ham find themselves scrapping against the drop, nine points behind Wigan and the safety of 17th place.

“We know what we are going to face over there, it will be a tough game, they are fighting relegation and it will be an emotional game,” added Mido.

“I am surprised where they are because they have quality players. I think it’s just a question of confidence and they can’t quite get themselves out of their situation at the moment.

“That’s why this game is so important. They need a big win, especially against a team like Spurs in a derby and they will see it as a chance to get confidence back. We don’t need that - we need to win and to maintain our good form.

“Last week we won six points and reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and now we have to continue doing the good things that will take us higher in the league table.”



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