Ziyech’s former teammate reveals Ziyech is captain material

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Chelsea secured the signing of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax in February, and the Moroccan is expected to storm the Premier League next season.

Ziyech’s former FC Twente team-mate Youness Mokhtar, has revealed that Ziyech isn’t only a top player, but also has the characteristics to become captain.

Mokhtar told football.london: “He has the characteristics to be a captain.

“He is a leader. If things are not going well, he tries to lead and show what he’s got and to make the team better.

“You have to win his trust. If you are an honest guy with him, he will give you all of him. And he wants to tell you the truth.

“Especially with the media, sometimes if you are telling something that’s not true about him, he will remember that and keep that in his mind and his heart. He’s not a boy who forgets things quickly. If you fly straight with him, you will see that he’s a very nice guy.”

He added: “He likes to make jokes.

“He likes to do both [jokes and pranks]. He used to do things like put Vaseline in your shoes, and we had a locker in the dressing room, and he’d put Vaseline on the handle or put water inside the locker so when you opened it you’d get wet. Those kinds of things. Funny things.”

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