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Southend United's Bilel Mohsni to stay with West Ham United for tour of Germany
BILEL Mohsni will stay with West Ham United for their tour of Germany, which starts on Monday.
The Frenchman, who is with the Hammers on trial from Southend United, has already played for Sam Allardyce's side against both Grays Athletic and Colchester United.
And he is now relishing the prospect of spending another week with the Premier League newcomers.
“I've been enjoying the trial and I've learnt a lot here already so I'm very pleased to be staying here for longer now,” said Mohsni.
“It's been good to play and train with their first team players and I think it's definitely helping me to become a better player.
“Hopefully I can keep on improving and can do enough to get a move to West Ham because being in the biggest league would be fantastic for me.”
Mohsni played the full game for a young Hammers side at Grays Athletic on Friday night and endured a mixed evening at the heart of the back four.
The Frenchman put the home-side ahead with an inadvertent own goal but, despite also scoring for West Ham late on, he could not stop his team suffering a 4-1 defeat.
However, a far stronger Hammers side were more successful at Colchester the following day as they recorded a 2-1 triumph at the Community Stadium.
Mohsni played the final 30 minutes in attack and lashed a couple of long range shots over the target in the closing stages.
But he now hopes to make even more of an impression in Germany as West Ham play three times in quick succession.
The Hammers face FC Rot-Weib Erfurt on Wednesday, Dynamo Dresden on Friday and FC Energie Cottbus on Sunday.
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