Ajax forward, Hakim Ziyech will cope with the challenge at Chelsea, ex FC Twente coaches, Boudewijn Pahlpatz and Hans de Jong have said.
They believe Ziyech will grab the opportunity to silence his doubters as soon as he starts playing at Stamford Bridge.
According to Boude, the step to join an English club will do Hakim good since he will be playing with the best players all across the globe on a weekly basis.
De Jong added that everyone should stop complaining about the forward’s physicality because he still manages to stand out on the pitch whenever he plays.
Boudewijn Pahlpatz and Hans de Jong are, however, convinced that the 26-year-old will welcome the opportunity to silence any doubters and prove that his skill set can easily be transferred from the Eredivisie to any other top division.
Boude said, “He has played in the Eredivisie for seven or eight years now and knows all about Holland.
“The step to the Premier League will do him good. He will be playing with the best players every day and that is a new challenge for him. I think he will do well there.
“He will have to get used to the amount of games and the physical side but in the end he will succeed, for sure.”
De Jong added, “They are still saying that he has a problem with his physicality.
“That is what everybody is saying right now but they were saying the same when he came from the academy at Heerenveen. They said the same when he went to Twente – problem with his physicality. Same thing at Ajax. So I don’t think it’s a problem.
“I have absolutely no doubts. He is going to beat the next challenge.”
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