Ziyech explains why he’s called ‘the wizard’

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Hakim Ziyech joined Chelsea with the title ‘the wizard’, after a successful time with Ajax.

Ziyech has now explained how the name came about, as it went viral on social media after he had a good game for Ajax.

He said in an interview with the official Chelsea website: “I played one game in Ajax and I played a good game and after the game, the day after, one of guys from the social media of Ajax posted something with that name and from that moment, people started calling me like that.

“Even now, I remember when I left Ajax and I came here but I was a couple of times back in Holland, I was walking on the street and people called me the wizard. And people always use that 🧙‍♂️ emoji on social media.”

The Moroccan star has so far netted one goal and contributed three assists in the Premier League, with eight starts and three appearances off the bench.

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