The Morocco worldwide has reacted after serving to the Blues advance into the final eight of the European competitors
Hakim Ziyech has expressed his delight to attain an ‘essential’ aim for Chelsea towards Atletico Madrid in Wednesday’s Champions League sport.
The Morocco worldwide has struggled for sport time for the reason that arrival of Thomas Tuchel, who changed Frank Lampard as supervisor of the Blues.
The ahead was afforded his seventh look within the European competitors this season and made the a lot of the alternative to attain his first aim for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Ziyech mixed effectively with Timo Werner to open the scoring within the encounter earlier than Emerson sealed the victory moments earlier than the tip of the sport.
The 27-year-old is happy along with his efficiency and his aspect’s progress to the quarter-finals of the European competitors.
“Some tough moments within the sport however for more often than not, we had it beneath management. It was an essential aim and I needed to wait a very long time for it,” Ziyech informed BT Sport.
“It’s all the time good if you go 1-Zero up, particularly if you make it by your self. Timo’s supply was good as effectively.
“It was a bit like seeing how the sport would go for 10 minutes and after that we had management. We did effectively.
“They did not create lots. We will be blissful in regards to the efficiency. Hopefully, it will likely be a very good opponent for the final eight.”
Tuchel has additionally taken time to reward the contribution of the Morocco worldwide who performed for 77 minutes towards Atletico Madrid.
“He performed for that, as a result of he did this at Ajax. We select him for this, good expertise within the spherical of 16, is aware of the way it feels to reach within the knockout spherical to undergo to the final 8,” Tuchel stated.
“First purpose as a result of he deserves, this was the 2nd purpose, and third purpose at the moment we miss Mason Mount and needed to exchange work charge and depth with Hakim.”
Ziyech teamed up with the Stamford Bridge outfit final summer time from Dutch membership Ajax, the place he spent 4 years and delivered spectacular performances within the Champions League earlier than his departure from the aspect.
The ahead has scored three objectives and offered 4 assists in 25 appearances throughout all competitions this marketing campaign for Chelsea.
The winger will hope to characteristic prominently for the Blues within the quarter-finals of the Champions League earlier than that, nonetheless, he will probably be anticipated to play a component when Chelsea tackle Sheffield United of their subsequent Premier League sport on March 21.