Hakim Ziyech names the three Chelsea legends he idolised growing up
The summer signing is now at Chelsea and was in the stands to watch his new teammates record a vital 1-0 win over Norwich as they aim to secure Champions League football next season.
Ziyech completed a move from Ajax earlier this year, but will not be eligible to play for Chelsea until the 2020/21 season.
The Blues fought off competition for the signature of the Moroccan, and he has now explained why he decided to make the switch to Stamford Bridge.
“When you are a young guy, you always want to play for a big club, in the Premier League of course,” he told ChelseaTV .
“And when I was young the players that played here. It was always a big club so I’m very happy and it means a lot.”
The new arrival then went onto name the players who he looked up to as a young player.
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"I can recollect that I was playing in the young people in Heerenveen and we have a few colleagues, and he was playing [with] Drogba, Lampard, simply each one of those enormous names, Terry," he included.
"We were consistently for Chelsea and look now, on the off chance that you can play here, it implies a ton for me."
Ziyech scored multiple times and gave 21 aids 35 appearances for Ajax during the 2019/20 crusade, remembering two objectives and five helps for the Champions League.
The Blues will trust that he can reproduce that structure in a similar rivalry next season should they make it.
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