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‘The real Ziyech will be back!’ – Chelsea star promises strong return

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The former Ajax man has been plagued with injuries ever since his summer switch, experiencing a very slow first to his career in London.

Hakim Ziyech is confident he can deliver up to the expectations at Chelsea as he reflects on his first season at the club so far.

Chelsea sealed the deal for Ziyech in February last year with the Morocco international completing the move at the end of 2019-20.

The €44 million signing had to wait until late October to get the first start for his new club, having suffered a knee injury before the start of the 2020-21 campaign.

In December, he was forced onto the treatment table again, this time due to thigh problems, and remained away from action until the new year.

Ziyech, like Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, has struggled to make any considerable impact at Stamford Bridge, but he firmly believes he can get back to his very best soon.

“It was a difficult first half year. Of course, I immediately started with an injury, came back, then had another injury. So things are not going the way I had hoped,” he told Ziggo Sport, as per Voetbalzone.

“But, as most know, I always believe in myself. I know what I can do, so I don’t worry too much about that. The real Ziyech will be back.

“The Premier League is faster than at Ajax. Luckily I picked that up pretty quickly until I got injured in the first exhibition game, which then throws you back all the way. And not even after that. That was a bummer. ”