Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech has claimed that he doesn’t get nervous before games.
Ziyech, 27, is a talented attacker that linked up with the squad at Stamford Bridge at the beginning of pre-season and was unfortunately injured in a friendly match against Brighton.
The Blues supporters have been given just a brief glimpse of him in action so far, as he’s made three competitive appearances so far this season since returning from a knee problem.
He was given a late runout in the goalless draw with Manchester United at the weekend and fans will be hopefully he gets his first start for the club on Wednesday evening in the Champions League group stage fixture Krasnodar.
Ziyech is a skilful right-winger that expresses himself on the pitch and he’s given an indication of how laid back he is off the pitch by claiming he doesn’t get nervous for matches.
“No, never,” Ziyech responded when asked if he gets nervous before games, as quoted by Soccer AM.
Chelsea have added some serious talent to the squad after a busy transfer window, but Ziyech is perhaps the most intriguing of the bench and it’ll be interesting to see how he copes with the Premier League.
He’s a flair attacker that loves to cut inside to his favoured left foot and is a nightmare for full-backs, but some are worried over whether he can deal with the physicality.
There is an easy comparison that can me made between him and Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, who is proof that you don’t need strength to be a success in the Premier League.