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‘He is even better than what I thought’ Nevin hails Hakim Ziyech

Tue 03 November 2020 | 11:38

Former Chelsea winger has spoken about how impressed he is by the quality of Hakim Zyiech.

Leaving

Ajax

with a €40 million initial fee earlier this year,

Hakim Zyiech

missed the start of the season for

Chelsea

due to fitness problems. But since his comeback in the club’s recent games, the Moroccan winger has once again displayed his high quality and aggression that convinced the English club to sign him in the first plays. Ziyech’s brilliant performance on the club’s Last week Champions League match against Krasnodar was impressing enough to make Lampard put his name in the starting squad for their

Burnley

game on Sunday. The 27-year-old showed his high quality in this game too by scoring a goal and providing an assist in their 3-0 win at Turf Moor. In a recent interview with Chelsea’s official website, Pat Nevin has spoken about the club’s new signing and how he can contribute to Chelsea’s game in the current season.

"In two games he has proved to be an even better player than I thought he was, and I thought he was very good anyway.

"That ability to see crucial through balls and be able to play them at the right time and the right pace in between packed defences is something we really needed to add to our arsenal.

"His pass to Timo Werner for the third goal was an overlooked moment of genius. Anyone from Kevin De Bruyne to Cesc Fabregas would have been proud of that assist.

"It wasn’t his only moment of fabulous vision. The two goals in two games had the look of a natural finisher about them. He doesn’t panic when he is in the box, he is in total control of the situation, a sure sign of a very good player.

"The creativity is a given then, but most Chelsea fans and definitely the gaffer will have noticed his work-rate, too. His closing down and efforts to win the ball back high up the field were top class.

"Again I will be honest and admit that I wasn’t expecting that level of work-rate, but it looks very much like the right team spirit is in his make-up and it is not just the early efforts of a new player trying to impress."

Chelsea will play against

Rennes

on Wednesday before continuing their Premier League campaign with a clash against

Sheffield United

three days later.


source: SportMob