The Bosnian coach of the Moroccan national team, Vahid Haliluzic, criticized Hakim Ziyech, the first star of the team and the Chelsea striker, accusing him of lack of discipline, refusing to train with the group and claiming injury.
Halilhodzic opened fire on Ziyech in a press statement he made on Wednesday on the sidelines of a training session for the Moroccan national team, which is preparing to face Sudan at the start of its campaign in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Qatar.
Halilhodzic said, "Since my arrival to the national team, I have been keen to be honest and frank. Ziyash during the last period was not behaving as befitting a player for the national team. He arrived late to the last training camp and refused to work."
He added, "The national team is more important than everyone, and no one can compromise the team. For the first time in my career, I see such behavior. He refused to participate in a match and claimed that he was injured, although all tests proved that he does not suffer from any problem."
These statements raise questions about Ziyech's future with the Moroccan national team, knowing that he scored 16 goals in 35 matches with the Atlas Lions.
After facing Sudan on Thursday in Rabat, the Moroccan team will travel to face Guinea next Monday in the second round of the African qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar.Keywords: