Walid Regragui reveals how he convinced Hakim Ziyech to return


It was one of the big projects when he took office. Author of a remarkable job at the head of the Moroccan selection during the last World Cup (elimination in the 1/2 final against France), Walid Regragui had confided before the tournament that he needed “his best players”. Hakim Ziyech, who announced that he was ending his international career last February following a falling out with former coach Vahid Halilhodzic, was obviously one of them.

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In an interview with the newspaper The Teamthe former Wydad Casablanca coach returned to how he convinced the Chelsea player to change his mind: “The hardest thing was talking to him face to face, because he was angry about his situation. He wasn’t answering, so I went through a mutual friend. And we talked by video first. We laid the foundations for the World Cup project. The priority was for us to be unanimous, players like me, on his return. I did not see Morocco in Qatar without its best elements., did he declare. A decision that paid off since the former player of Ajax Amsterdam made a resounding comeback, contributing greatly to the historic performance of his country.

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