Martin Jol handed praise to the not fully fit Mido for his impact following his introduction against West Brom at the Lane on Wednesday.
The Egyptian striker, who has been struggling with a stomach strain, was called into action after half-time with us a goal adrift. His presence rattled the West Brom rearguard leading to Robbie Keane's leveller, as well as some imaginative footwork nearly creating openings for himself.
"Everybody in football knows that sometimes you need somebody like him and Fredi Kanoute, who can hold up the ball and is decent in the air," considered the Head Coach.
"I thought Mido did some good things, he created a chance for himself and that is what I want.
"He wasn't fully fit and couldn't start. He had a special programme for a week and I told him he was needed and he might have to give the team a lift in the second half - I think he did that.
"Fredi has been suffering with his neck and it is a shame because he has provided 11 assists this season. He also does well down the flanks, you expect it from wingers, but has been doing it all the time and he gave the cross for Robbie Keane against Liverpool."