Hakim Ziyech: from banished to hero, why is the Moroccan back in the selection?

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Hakim Ziyech: from banned to hero, why is the Moroccan back in selection?

Banned from the selection of Morocco, the player is back in selection to play this World Cup 2022.

Hakim Ziyech will he be the 39;one of the stars of the World Cup? One thing is certain, he has again become the attraction of the Moroccan selection for this World Cup. Banned from the national team under the reign of Vahid Halilhodzic, the Chelsea player will finally try to respond to the field.

Relations between the two men had reached a point of no return in August 2021 when the former manager excluded the Chelsea striker from the selection, justifying his decision by "disciplinary problems". The player's reaction had been fast since he announced his international retirement the next day, denouncing "the lies" from the technician.

An expected return to selection

Recalled so by new coach Walid Regragui, the player is "protected". #39;is the biggest mistake you can make, it won't give you anything. You have to let him roam, with rules that suit him and the group." Last August, when the new coach came to take the place of "coach Vahid", Ziyech's position was still clear, he does not want to come back. Long work and many conversations finally convinced the former Ajax player. "It was not so easy to get him back.  disappointed, touched, because he really loves Morocco, and he had decided something in his head. I come from Corbeil-Essonnes, I'm a guy from a popular neighborhood, like him, a housing estate. of Amsterdam is for me like a city Parisian or Madrid, and you know, we are proud, obsessed… I exchanged a lot; with him on the phone, I traveled. Now I feel happy, and we saw him against Georgia (3-0 victory) last Thursday), he becomes the player he is again, and I want to make him one of my stints in the group."