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Hakim Ziyech signed up for Chelsea February last year, after the Dutch league was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ziyech hasn’t had a smooth Chelsea career since the start of the season. He missed the opening four games of the season for Chelsea due to injury, and had subsequently missed another five games through injury.
Ziyech has admitted that his Chelsea career didn’t start out as he’d have liked.
He told the official club website: “Of course, the last six months did not go exactly how I wanted to think it would but it is what it is and you still need to keep improving.
“I had that bad luck with my injury when I came in but still there is time. I know for sure I believe in myself that I can do it and I can reach the same level as I used to have at Ajax here at Chelsea.”
He further said: “I am now six or seven months here and I have started to adapt to things more and more. At the beginning everything is new and it is nice but I really also love to be around my family and my mother and my brothers and friends, but at this time it is not possible. So after a while it was a little bit difficult but you start to get used to it.
“I have not met the fans properly yet. The fans had a game when they could come to watch and then I got injured after 25 minutes against Leeds! Hopefully better times will come and everybody will be able to come to the stadium.”