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Hakim Ziyech claims his move to Chelsea is a dream come true as he has always had ambitions to play in the Premier League. The Moroccan international began training with the Blues for the first time since his £33.3m move from Ajax was confirmed in February.
He attended Tuesday night’s Chelsea win over Norwich and says he has always wanted to play for a big club in England.
In an interview with the official Chelsea website, said: “When you are a young guy you always want to play for a big club, in the Premier League of course.
“When I was young, the players that played here, it was always a big club so I am very happy and it means a lot. I was playing in the youth in Heerenveen and here was playing Drogba, Lampard, Terry, all those big names. We were always for Chelsea, and if you look at now, if you can play here it means a lot to me.”
The former Ajax forward said Lampard’s attacking style of play was a big reason why he chose to move to the club.
“It was important for my decision. I like the style of play he is using now. The attacking play was for me a big decision to come to Chelsea,” Ziyech added. “It was a crazy game (the 4-4 draw). If you were a neutral supporter it was a fantastic game. For us it was a little bit less because we were 4-1 up, but it was a crazy game. I think the neutral fans, that is why they like football, because of moments and games like this.”
‘To look now, that you can play here, it means a lot to me!’ 💙
Hear from Hakim Ziyech for the first time since he arrived at Chelsea!
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 15, 2020