We can not have everything. ask to Hakim Ziyech, the Chelsea player who returned to Morocco after the departure of Vahid Halilhodzic for the next two friendlies against Chile and Paraguay.
The Chelsea striker was close to a move to Ajax in the summer last, but the London club preferred to keep the player in “blue” at least until next December, in case the World Cup in Qatar reassesses its price.
Thomas Tuchel was sacked after Chelsea’s poor start to the season and was replaced by Graham Potter, who didn’t give Ziyech much more playing time than his predecessor.
The whistles to Ziyech and Pulisic came after the English side’s game at Stamford Bridge against Salzburg where the 1-1 draw left the stands unconvinced and leaves the club in a very complicated situation with 1 point in two games in a competition which generates significant income for the London club.
The Moroccan played barely 10 minutes, but his entry into the field was not decisive for Potter’s team, who tried until the end without aiming.
As Ziyech goes through a turbulent time at Chelsea, Coach Regragui’s appeal serves him to redeem himself for his past with Morocco and return home.
Fans expect a lot from this revamped Moroccan teamgiven the big names who are destined for glory in Qatar.
Barcelona, at the Espanyol stadium, and Sevilla, at the Villamarin, will be the places where Ziyech will find his teammates and the Moroccan community living in these Spanish enclaves.
The last window before the World Cup and Walid Regragui’s last call-up. Two friendly matches against Chile and Paraguay to put the finishing touches to Morocco and check the physical condition of all the players.
Ziyech is the big rookie, but until Morocco’s debut against Croatia on November 23 at Al Bayt Stadium in Qatarhe will have to play 13 more games for Chelsea, including the rest of the Champions League group stage games against Milan, Salzburg and Dinamo Zagreb.
From his performance in these matches will depend his form to face the World Cup with Morocco, but also to know what the club wants to do with him on his return. The Premier League resumes on December 26 and Chelsea take on Bournemouth.
For now, fans are celebrating Hakim Ziyech’s return to Morocco on social media with an endlessly repeated phrase, “No Ziyech, no party”.