National coach Hervé Renard of Morocco is counting this WK on the talent Hakim Ziyech. The Frenchman praises the insight of the playmaker from Ajax in the run-up to the first team contest.
Renard and Ziyech layers in the past are at odds with each other. So was the midfield of Ajax outside of the selection held for the Africa Cup of 2017, after which Ziyech even thanked for Morocco.
“But now everything is perfect. We understand each other a lot better now,” said Renard Thursday at the press conference in the run-up to the first groepsduel with Iran, that Friday is on the program.
“Hakim is a very important player for us. He is overflowing with talent. As a coach it is great to have such a player available to you. He sees things on the field a lot faster than other players.”