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Mido knows it will take him time to hit his best form

PUBLISHED: 11:07 18 February 2010 | UPDATED: 15:37 05 October 2010

Hammers striker Mido is delighted to be back in what he describes as 'the best league in the world', but knows it will be a while before he hits top form

Hammers striker Mido is delighted to be back in what he describes as 'the best league in the world', but knows it will be a while before he hits top form.

The 26-year-old made West Ham his 10th club after joining on loan from Middleborough and the Egyptian is keen to stay in the East End as long as possible.

"Hopefully (this will be my last club). The last week I've been here I've been very happy," he said.

"Everyone has been helping me around the place and hopefully I'll do well in these three or four months and I'll stay here longer.

"When you haven't played for a while you need some time.

"I'm happy. Happy to be back in the best league in the world again and now I've got 12 games to go, to work hard for every minute, and every time I get a chance to play to work very hard until the end of the season."

Mido is clearly determined to prove his worth as a footballer and not just to his boss or his fellow players.

"I've been playing here for four or five years, I think, and I've shown in the past I can play in this league," he said.

"I've been away for six months and now I'm sure I'll get back to the top level again.

"I was really unlucky the past couple of years. I had a couple of injuries.

"Now I've been injury free for four or five months and now I'm sure if I get the work right and get my head right, as I've been doing, I'm sure I'll get the best out of it."

Mido was making all the right noises about his future development at West Ham and was displeased when his approach to the game during his days at rivals Tottenham was questioned.

"I've never had a problem with attitude," he said.

"I believe there is a lot of things behind it, because I've moved from a lot of clubs, that's why this reputation came to me.

"But everywhere I've been I've worked hard for every training session, for every game I've been in.

"The circumstances of my career have led me to many clubs and I think there are players, like Robbie Keane, who have had a lot of clubs.

"A lot of players, especially when you are a striker, accept not being played and getting paid and staying in a place for four or five years, but thank God I'm not one of them."

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