Fans convinced Hakim Ziyech ‘hates Chelsea after footage of Erik ten Hag chatting’
Football fans are convinced Hakim Ziyech ‘hates’ Chelsea after footage showed him enjoying a friendly exchange with former boss Erik ten Hag.
It came after the Blues’ 4-1 thrashing at Manchester United at Old Trafford on Thursday – their eighth defeat in ten league games.
Goals from Casemiro, Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford settled things for the Red Devils, with Joao Felix fending off one for Chelsea.
Morocco international Ziyech, was introduced with eight minutes remaining and it didn’t take long for him to make his mark on the game, providing the assist for the Portuguese star on loan.
Ziyech used his appearance to show potential suitors what he is capable of after what has been a miserable domestic campaign for him.
The winger performed admirably for his country at the World Cup but a failed loan move to Paris Saint-Germain in January led to a change in his demeanor.
Ziyech has received flashes of playing time since Chelsea made a hash of his movement across the channel and impressed on occasion, despite but using sparingly.
But some Chelsea fans didn’t like what followed after the full-time whistle at Old Trafford with Ziyech seen laughing and joking with the Manchester United boss.
The couple previously worked together at Ajax and still have a good relationship if the pictures are good.
After yet another defeat for the Blues, fans were quick to judge with the winger’s true feelings towards the west London club.
Viewers also echoed the Moroccan’s decision to swap shirts with United defender Tyrell Malacia before descending into the tunnel and opting not to recognize the club’s traveling supporters.
Fans took to social media after the match to offer their thoughts on Ziyech’s on-screen catch-up with Ten Hag.
A Manchester United fan said: “Ziyech grabbing the Malacia shirt and going straight down the tunnel after a little chat with Ten Hag killed me, he actually hates Chelsea.”
“Well he was supposed to win the French league with PSG this season but he somehow ended up 12th in PL with Chelsea. No wonder he’s like that,” wrote another.
One tweeted: “Don’t blame him. World Cup star on bench for Mudryk »
And a fourth simply wrote; “He is not happy at Chelsea.”
It looks like Ziyech has washed his hands with the club and will move on this summer in a bid to revive his career.
PSG could still rekindle their interest in Ziyech this summer, with the club set to kick off a huge summer upset.