“Ihattaren can sometimes become bigger than Ziyech”


                Henk ten Cate sees the departure of Hakim Ziyech to Chelsea as a big loss for the Eredivisie. This summer the 26-year-old Ajax player will make the transfer to the English superpower for a transfer fee of a maximum of 44 million euros. “It is a pity that he is leaving the Netherlands, because there are few real quality players left,” the former assistant trainer of Chelsea says The Telegraph.

Talent sees the former coach of Ajax and FC Barcelona still running around enough in the Eredivisie. “I think Mo Ihattaren from PSV is great, is only 17 and can sometimes get bigger than Ziyech. I think Calvin Stengs is a gem, just like Orkun Kökcü from Feyenoord. So it’s not that bad with Dutch football. Talent will always continue to play golf, because we live in a real football country, “said the coach.

Ten Cate expects Ziyech to succeed at Chelsea. “I think Ziyech can grow into a sensation in the Premier League. Although it can go both ways. The game in England is a lot more physical and he will have to arm himself against that. But his football qualities are beyond dispute.”

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