Players often have personal clashes with their squad managers but the enimity between Chelsea star forward Hakim Ziyech and Morocco National Team Coach Vahid Halilhodzic looks rather funny.
It’s funny because the manager actually needs a player with Hakim Ziyech profile to help guarantee his job as manager for the long term.
He came out on a recent press conference to finally clear the air on why he left Hakim Ziyech from his squad, as his team went to do battle at the Afcon.
This was what he said as Quoted by Si and Dan talk on Twitter.
“I don’t select a player who can unbalance the group. Not even if his name is Lionel Messi.”
“Ziyech’s behaviour does not fit the selection. He doesn’t want to train, doesn’t want to play. He doesn’t take it seriously. He won’t come back.”
He also recently froze the likes of Mazraoui, Harit, Taarabt and yesterday he also threatened to freeze more players.
These where what he said; “After the defeat, there are players who exceeded their limits and criticized things that exceed them, especially on the technical side. They may be removed in the future.”
Chelsea fans are actually happy that Ziyech would not be going for national team duties and some even claimed that his performance increased after he was frozen out of the national team.
Some predicted he would soon get the sack. Do you think the manager judgement on Ziyech was right? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments section below.