Ayoub understands choice Ziyech to the invitation of Morocco to save

Ayoub understands choice Ziyech to the invitation of Morocco to save

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Yassin Ayoub understands the choice of Hakim Ziyech to is not in the selection of Morocco for the friendly against the Netherlands on 31 may in Agadir, but would itself have a different approach. The midfielder of FC Utrecht is gold plated with its own selection.

Ayoub got last week for the first time an invitation from national coach Hervé Renard. Also, following his departure to chelsea Hakim Ziyech was called up, but he decided to put the invitation aside.

Ziyech does not want to play under Renard, who him in the beginning of this year not selected for the Africa Cup.

“The one holds it longer, and it takes someone really evil, another can the button faster to convert,” says Ayoub against NUsport. “I respect that choice of Ziyech. He would really like to be on Africa Cup for Morocco to play, it’s understandable that he’s frustrated.”


Still, it would be Ayoub, who is also his FC Utrecht team-mate Sofyan Amrabat selected could be itself not to do the same. “If I should happen to, I’ll stick footballer. If something like that happens you need to understand to prove the opposite. That is Ziyech will do, he has a great season.”

“Ziyech makes that choice not alone”, thinks the midfielder of Utrecht. “He’s smart enough to consult with his agent and with his family. Maybe he focuses first on the final of the Europa League.”

Ayoub, who in the past jeugdinternational was for the Netherlands, hopes that Ziyech is quickly available again. “It would me great if I together with him can play, I have often compared him stood. But he is also still young, we still have a future together, I think.”


The 23-year-old Ayoub, who Saturday in the play-offduel with sc Heerenveen (2-1 win) against the Netherlands, his debut for Morocco. The midfielder sees the invitation as a confirmation that he has a strong season running.

“I got compliments from the coach of Morocco,” says Ayoub, which of Utrecht-trainer Erik ten Hag is thankful for his development. “The trainer has me congratulations. This is what we had agreed upon for this season.”

“For me it was important to this season to stay fit and stable to play. I think I have a good season have rotated, and then, when you receive an invitation from your native country then it is only but a confirmation thereof.”


Before Ayoub travelling to Morocco he plays this week (Thursday and Sunday) the finals of the play-offs against AZ to get a ticket for European football. The Domstedelingen finished in the league above the Alkmaarders, but Ayoub is responsible for sagging.

“AZ played against Groningen is very good at football. When you see how effective they were, then I think we can learn from them. The two heavy matches.”

However, Ayoub Utrecht itself should be reward for a strong season. “That fourth place is beautiful, but you can still buy it eventually for nothing. We still have nothing, it would be a sin if we make it to the final now will not win, and after such a great season empty-handed.”

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