Hakim Ziyech was once again delivered excellent performer in Chelsea’s pre-season friendly match 2-1 win over Bournemouth at Vitality stadium on Tuesday evening.
The 27-year-old, who marked his debut in Blues’ shirt this summer with an hat-rick, produced eye-catching performances against the Championship side last night.
Despite Ziyech played just only 45 minutes out of the game, the technical gifted Moroccan winger, delivered energetic intelligent and handsomely display.
Ziyech, who looked to regain his match sharpness ahead of the new season, set-up three brilliant pass to team-mates, two for Tammy Abraham and one for Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Both Blues academy product failed to converted it as shot-stopper Mark Travers denied efforts before the Morocco international continued operate as attacker as well as winger.
Ziyech unable to continued to the game as he was replaced after half-time, before Emiliano Marcondes gave the hosts the lead after 20 minutes into the second half but half-time substitutes Armando Broja and Ike Ugbo turned the deficit around to seal a comeback.
Ziyech on the importance of winning pre-season friendlies: ‘It’s always good to have confidence but (winning) is not the most important in the first place. The most important thing is to get the rhythm back, get back in shape again, get extra minutes. That’s it. The most important thing is getting ready for the real work.’
Ziyech: ‘I feel good, I feel sharp and energized. I think that’s clear to everyone, the days off we had were good. At the moment we can do our best, we are all hungry and have the energy to do better’
Ziyech On Half-time Display: ‘There was a lot of space, especially in the first half between the lines. I think we created a lot of chances in the first half, the only disappointment was that we didn’t score. That was the only thing but I think over the whole evening we had a good performance from everybody and we ended up winning 1-2.’