Ajax boss Eric Ten Hag warned Chelsea that his new signing, Hakim Ziyech, may be a “coach’s nightmare.”
Having made no new signings during the January transfer window, Blues chief Frank Lampard acted quickly to seal his first officially confirmed summer deal with Ziyech in mid-February.
Ziyech will join in a £ 33 million transfer from Ajax this summer with Timo Werner also joining Chelsea, who beat Leicester City 1-0 in their FA Cup quarterfinals on Sunday, as Lampard seeks to build a team capable of challenge the Premier hLeague title.
However, Ten Hag has admitted that you should handle the Morocco international in a certain way, as it can be a “nightmare” in training.
“Sometimes it’s a coach’s nightmare, but you have to give him room,” said Ten Hag. “Hakim is” what you see is what you get. “You see what his emotions are doing to him today.
“It is an emotional day for Hakim, but I hope he remembers it in a good way. He enters as a great man at Chelsea, a top club in Europe. That is the example for the younger players here.
“First become the best here, win titles and then take the plunge. He is a stubborn character. But that also makes it brilliant. He sees things that others don’t see. “
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