Hakim Ziyech can give football lovers a new reason to watch Chelsea football club next season, Gus Poyet has said.
Poyet, however, believes the Ajax forward might battle difficulties in his early Chelsea career once he starts playing in England.
According to him, Ziyech can excite Chelsea fans because he is a direct player who always tries to affect the offensive play of his team.
He added that he was shocked that the attacker was not signed in January because the London club needed him at that point.
His words, “I thought last year he was outstanding, every time he got the ball you thought something would happen with creating chances and scoring goals,”
“He is more direct but he always tries to affect the offensive play of the team which is exciting for people. When people go to watch football, they pay to watch teams win but also see something special.
“I think he is that kind of player to bring something to excite people in the stands to get people buying tickets. I was very surprised at the situation where he signs four days after January for next season.
“I couldn’t get it around my head but people have forgotten about his signing. In January, people thought Pedro, Willian and [Olivier] Giroud were going to have an exciting new player to come in.
“Now we can go through 20 names of players that perform at an incredible level in Holland with a few playing very well in England but the majority didn’t. It depends on how quickly he adapts to football and life in England.”
On Cavani, “For sure, I would have like to see him and any Uruguayan players in England,”
“We bring what English people like: that’s passion, desire and playing to the maximum all the time—every game whether three o’clock, 9pm, up north or down south or summer or winter.
“There is always desire and passion which is very welcome in England. It is important to have these players in England. All I want for Cavani is a team where he can play up front as the main striker every week so he can enjoy his football.
“He is over 30, after being in big clubs and big cities. Now is the time to enjoy his football. He is good enough to be the main man at most clubs in the world. I would decide on that but he has to decide for him and his family.”