Hakim Ziyech is disappointed that he won’t be able to play again for Ajax before his move to Chelsea this summer.

The Moroccan midfielder’s final season with Ajax has been cut short after the corona virus outbreak ended the campaign. He will officially become a Chelsea player on the 1st of July.

Speaking to Voetbal International, Ziyech said, “This isn’t the way I wanted to finish the season and say goodbye to Ajax, obviously. I, and all people around the club, had something great in mind for the coming months. That isn’t happening and that’s very unfortunate.

“I knew it was over when Rutte said there will be no football until the first of September. I wanted to end my time here in a good way, with a championship title.

“On the other hand, I immediately accepted it because there’s clarity now. The health of all people is more important, after all.

“It is weird. Not just for me, but for everyone in the Netherlands and the rest of the world. I’m quite relaxed to be honest. I try to keep busy and not give over to the crisis.

“Everybody should try to keep doing what he or she is supposed to be doing. I do that by training every day. By doing that I want to make sure that I’m ready to deliver on the field as soon as this is all behind us.”

Ziyech’s last game for Ajax came on the 7th of March in a 3-1 win over Heerenveen.




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