Reece James and Trevoh Chalobah clearly appreciated the efforts of Chelsea teammate Hakim Ziyech at the World Cup on Sunday.
Both of the Stamford Bridge defenders reacted to their club co-worker’s Instagram post following Morocco’s massive win over Belgium yesterday.
Ziyech was at his glittering best to ensure his nation dealt Roberto Martinez’s fading golden generation a killer blow in Qatar.
He provided the delicate pass for Morocco’s second of the evening to send the North African fans into delirium.
After picking up the ball from his compatriot’s flick on, the 29-year-old surged through two Belgium players into the box.
His velvet touch allowed him to keep control and eventually lay off Zakaria Aboukhlal, who guided the strike past former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Ziyech finally shines at the World Cup
Morocco’s elegant provider was denied a goal in the first-half by the VAR, after one of his co-workers interfered with his cross that beat Courtois from an off-side position.
But Ziyech won’t care one jot now the 2-0 victory is in the bag.
Group F is now nicely poised heading into the final round of fixtures.
That latest World Cup upset means Morocco are level with Croatia on four points, having managed to draw in their group opener.
Ziyech was something of a passenger in the second-half of that game, and faced criticism from Jon Hartson during the tie.
Yet, his ghostly performance has now been overshadowed by his latest great one.