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Anwar El Ghazi, an ex-Ajax team-mate of new Chelsea signing Hakim Ziyech, has warned the Moroccan international to get ready for physical battles with Premier League defenders.
El Ghazi told Voetbal Primeur: “You have to think about your muscles with so many games.
“I thought I was big and heavy, but sometimes you run into player and you think: is that a wall? But Ziyech is going to do well at Chelsea, 100%.”
He added: “Ziyech has his qualities and he shouldn’t have to be physical. He’s agile and can move well, because he’s so thin.
“Going to the gym doesn’t mean going to Basic Fit [Dutch gym chain] to become a powerhouse.
“You can also work your core, train your abs, pull ups. It doesn’t make you a bodybuilder. Being in the gym doesn’t just mean pumping and pumping.”