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Hakim Ziyech takes inspiration from Real Madrid attacker

Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech has said that he takes inspiration from Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard. The Belgium international spent eight long seasons with the Blues where he managed to achieve legendary status and help them win two Premier League titles in the process. Hazard made the switch to Los Blancos in the summer of 2019, but he has yet to make an impact for the Spanish champions as he has struggled with multiple injuries.

Still, he remains fondly remembered by the Blues’ faithful and Ziyech has said that he takes inspiration from the Belgian’s style of play, he told: “Eden is a world-class player. You always take inspiration from that, how he plays the game. You always look at the small things, how he does stuff - and I can learn a lot from him. Of course we can make a challenge. You always have to believe in it. It starts from believing in it and then working every day harder.

At the need of the day we will see what it brings. But you have to believe it is possible and that is what we are doing. We believe it.”
Ziyech started the current campaign on the sidelines as he was struggling with a knee injury picked up during pre-season. Since his comeback, he has made 10 appearances for the Blues where has contributed one goal and three assists. Barring the one goal against Sheffield United, he has not found the consistency and time will tell whether he can become a hugely influential player just as Hazard was for the Blues.
Meanwhile, Hazard recently suffered a fresh thigh problem and that is expected to rule him out for another three weeks. Injuries have hampered Hazard since the club-record move from the Blues last year and he has made just 28 appearances for Los Blancos to date.