The Morocco worldwide winger was on the right track in a gathering with Atletico Madrid, with that effort seeing him open his Stamford Bridge objective account
Hakim Ziyech has aired his reduction at bringing a “lengthy” anticipate a primary objective at Stamford Bridge to an in depth, with the Moroccan winger breaking an 11-game barren run within the Champions League win over Atletico Madrid.
The 27-year-old, who joined the Blues from Ajax through the summer season of 2020, put Thomas Tuchel’s aspect on their technique to a 2-Zero victory over the Liga leaders which has booked them a spot within the quarter-finals.
His effort got here as he put the ending touches to a sweeping counter-attack, and the ahead is happy to be proving his price in what has been a testing debut marketing campaign in England.
What has been mentioned?
Ziyech instructed Chelsea’s official web site of the strike that noticed him open a objective account on residence soil on the 12th try: “It was an essential objective and I needed to wait a very long time for it.
“We took the ball nicely in midfield and we used it in house and it was an excellent supply and it was an excellent end. It’s at all times an excellent feeling whenever you go 1-Zero in entrance and particularly whenever you rating it your self, and the supply for Timo [Werner] was good and the cross from Kai [Havertz] earlier than as nicely.
“It was an excellent counter-attack and we knew for our recreation there was a bit more room and there was calmness in our recreation, and it got here at an excellent second.”
Ziyech added on combining with fellow new recruits: “Kai and me, we all know Timo’s recreation and attempt to use him within the house as a result of we all know he’s actually quick, and we did it nicely on this recreation.
“There have been some tough moments within the recreation however more often than not we had it underneath management. It was slightly bit like seeing how the sport would go within the first 10 minutes, after which we had the management and performed our recreation and we did nicely.
“It’s a large win, an essential win, and I believe at this second all people on the planet who helps Chelsea is completely satisfied.”
Ziyech’s report at Chelsea in 2020-21
A person snapped up by Frank Lampard has endured struggles for type and health throughout his first season in west London. Solely 11 Premier League begins have made, and 25 appearances altogether.
Two objectives and 4 assists have been contributed and there’s no likelihood of Tuchel permitting a confirmed performer to relaxation on his laurels.
The Blues boss mentioned of Ziyech after seeing him catch the attention towards Atletico: “There have been some straightforward ball losses from Hakim within the opponent’s half the place he wants to enhance, that his recreation will get a bit clearer and a bit extra structured.
“That it’s additionally simpler for the fellows round him to really feel what he’s doing, that he’s not a shock. He can nonetheless adapt nevertheless it was an enormous step ahead for him.
“Like I mentioned, it was the selection to interchange the workload from Mason with the workload from Hakim as a result of that is one thing we will at all times depend on that he provides all the pieces. He provides an enormous bodily enter in video games. I’m completely satisfied he was quick sufficient to comply with the counter-attack and end it.”