Marco van Basten looks with dismay at the sporting situation of Hakim Ziyech near Chelsea. San Marco made Ziyech debut at sc Heerenveen, but saw his former pupil raiding against West Ham United a quarter before Saturday.
The two have maintained a difficult relationship since their common Heerenveen-era, but Van Basten is not cheerful by Ziyechs supporting role. “Back on the couch. And if he gets in, he comes like a rush hour or something. He can, because hes just a good player. But I find it sad to see”, he says Sunday evening at Rondo at Ziggo Sport.
Ziyech was pulled over the line in the spring by then manager Frank Lampard, who has now made way for Thomas Tuchel. “That system this trainer plays, thats just not good for Ziyech. Then as Ziyech you have to say: you know what, Im going to plead”, Van Basten even says. “Im talking for Ziyech now: listen, Im not talking to this man, I have to get out of here. Because it makes no sense either.”
❌ Clear advice from @marcovanbasten: Ziyech needs to leave Chelsea. This is just not good for Ziyech. Then you have to say, “I have to plead.” #RONDO #ZiggoSport pic.twitter.com/UuszBDDQbi
— Ziggo Sport Football (@ZS_Voetbal) April 25, 2021